Sheriff John E Ballance


Business Phone: 318.263.2215

Business Fax: Office 318.263.7418 Sheriff 318.263.7658

Business Address: P. O. Box 328, Arcadia, LA 71001

Prison Fax: 318.263.7433

Prison Phone: 318.263.7415

Street Address: 100 Courthouse Drive, Arcadia, LA 71001

E-mail Address: [email protected]

Number Of Regular Deputy Sheriffs: 36

Number Of Part Time Deputy Sheriffs: 7

Sheriff’s Administrative Assistant: Margie Talbert

Chief Deputy:  Randy Price, Jr. 

Chief Criminal Investigator: Darrell Mills

Chief Civil Deputy/Financial Officer: Cheryl Culpepper

Parish Prison Warden: LaTricia Green

Training Services: John "Micah" Crawford

Public Information Officer: Sheriff John Ballance

Patrol Commander: John "Micah" Crawford 

Personal Information

Year Assumed Office: 2000

Spouse: Sherri Woodall Ballance

Education: University of Louisiana at Monroe, Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice 1973

Political Party: Republican

Law Enforcement Training:  Louisiana State Police Training Academy; Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Institute, and Louisiana Sheriffs’ Institute

Professional And Civic Affiliations: Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association; National Sheriffs’ Association; ULM Alumni Association; Bienville Parish Chamber of Commerce, and Arcadia Lions Club