Press Releases


Notice of Public Meeting



A public meeting will be held on June 24, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office, Parish Courthouse, 400 West 6th Avenue, Oberlin, LA.


Call to Order

Roll Call

Approval of Minutes from last meeting, June 26, 2014

Old Business:  None

New Business:

Allow a public comment period.

Adopt 2015 millage rate.


                                                            DOUGLAS L. HEBERT, III

                                                            SHERIFF, PARISH OF ALLEN

                                                            ALLEN PARISH LAW ENFORCEMENT DISTRICT

                                                            P.O. BOX 278

                                                            OBERLIN, LA 70655






Posted June 19, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact Lynda Hamilton at 337-639-3082, describing the assistance that is necessary.

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Mock Incident Training Exercise

Allen Parish has been conducting training on incident command as a collaboration between the Sheriff's Office and Allen Parish Fire Departments.  The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office, along with Parish Fire Departments and other Emergency services will be conducting a training exercise in Elizabeth, La.

The exercise will start at 8 am on this Saturday, June 28th, and should last about two hours. The exercise will involve a simulated meth lab explosion and chemical fire in a residence and a serious two vehicle accident involving injuries and trapped occupants. The incident will include "worse case" scenarios in order to evaluate response capabilities and the implementation and adherence to Incident Command protocols.

We are letting the public know that it is in fact a drill, so as not to unduly alarm anyone. 

Winter Storm

All Allen Parish Schools as well as offices within the Allen Parish Courthouse will be closed tomorrow and Wednesday (January 28-29) due to severe winter weather advisory. Also I strongly urge you to stay off the roadways if at all possible.  While I hope it is not the case, you should prepare for power outages.  Also be aware that petroleum based (kerosene, diesel, etc) heaters can be dangerous when used inside, so please use caution if they become necessary. 

New Alert System

Important new app for Android and Iphone users.  The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office now has the ability to update anyone using the Alert FM app of up to the minute emergency alerts.  Simply go to your App store or the Google Play Store to download the app. Then simply sign up for Allen Parish alerts.


New Release

We are pleased to invite everyone to come to our groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction on the new Allen Parish Jail. The ceremony will be on December 12 at 9 a.m. The property is located on Highway 26 west of Oberlin just west of the Oberlin City limits. There will be an open house at the current Sheriff's Office Administration building immediately following.

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La. State Fire Marshall Issues Burn Ban

Burn Ban Notice

Due to the extremely dry conditions in certain Parishes within the state, State Fire Marshal, H. Butch Browning and, Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner, Mike Strain have issued a cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1563. Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department or local government.


This order is effective as of 3:00pm, September 18, 2013 and shall remain in effect until rescinded for the following Louisiana parishes: Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, DeSoto, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, LaSalle, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Union, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll, Winn. To view a map showing the parishes subject to this ban, visit www.ldaf.state.la.us or www.lasfm.org.


This ban shall not apply to prescribed burns by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, by those trained and certified by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, or by those who conduct prescribed burning as a “generally accepted agriculture practice” as defined by the Louisiana Right to Farm Law

(R.S. 3:3601 et seq.).


Violation of this order could result in criminal and/or civil penalties.

New Release

Over the past couple of weeks a rash of vehicle burglaries have been reported in Allen Parish. Several vehicle burglaries were reported to the Oberlin Police Department, the Kinder Police Department, the Coushatta Tribal Police as well as to the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office.

  Yesterday Afternoon on the 30 of July, detectives with the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office located a vehicle fitting the description of a vehicle believed to be involved in the break-ins at a mobile home in the Highland Trailer park located on US hwy 165 across from the Coushatta Casino.   Detectives observed stolen property in plain view around the residence.  Search warrants were obtained for the residence as well as a travel trailer at another location with a large amount of stolen property recovered.   Arrested in the investigation: Spencer K. Cronan DOB 03-22-1993 Blake Lynn Marcantel DOB 07-23-1994 Eric L. Marcantel DOB 08-09-1991   All 3 suspects lived in the residence at the Highland trailer Park. Detectives from all four agencies are in the process of charging the suspects with multiple burglaries and thefts.

Blake Marcentel Eric Marcentel Spencer Cronan

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New Release

Apparently there is a phone scam going around from 786-358-6691. A person says he is with the Social Security Administration and need to send out new Social Security Cards.  The person will confirm your name and address. The person will then ask for your bank account and routing number to confirm your identity. THIS IS A SCAM. DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR INFORMATION.  Please share this with everyone one you know.