Divisions, Units, and Sections

Divisions, Units, and Sections

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office includes a number of divisions, units, and sections, each using innovative leadership and dedication when providing quality services to the residents of our area. Below is a listing of all divisions, units, and sections that make up the entirety of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Divisions, Units, and Sections

Business Office Unit

The Business Office has several locations, one located within the old Gonzales Courthouse, another within the Donaldsonville Courthouse, and one at each of our District substations. At any of our locations, citizens are able to pay their property taxes, pay fines, retrieve a copy of police and accident reports, background checks, and forfeitures.


Civil Unit

The Civil Unit is responsible for seizure of property and movables generated by court actions, and service of civil documents that are issued by the court.


Communications Division

The men and women who serve in 9-1-1 Communications are responsible for maintaining the integrity of the 9-1-1 system serving the citizens, businesses, and visitors of all jurisdictions within Ascension Parish.


Corrections Division

The Corrections Division is comprised of the Parish Prison, Victim Notification, Visitation and Jail Release departments.


Evidence Unit

The Evidence Unit is responsible for the tracking, storing, releasing, and disposing of articles of evidence.


Criminal Investigations Division

The mission of the Criminal Investigation Division is to serve and protect the community through professional, impartial investigation of crimes and violent activity.


Investigative Support Unit

The Ascension Parish Investigative Support Unit is in charge of collecting, extracting, summarizing, analyzing and disseminating criminal intelligence data gathered from a variety of sources.


Juvenile Family Services Unit

The Juvenile Family Services Unit is comprised of the Juvenile and Family Services Crime Prevention, and the School Security Section.


Narcotics Unit

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit’s sole purpose is to combat illegal drug use and drug dealing within our community. We especially target those who traffic in illegal drugs and those who make drugs available to our youth.


Office of Public Information

The Office of Public Information prepares news releases, co-ordinates print and broadcast coverage of agency events and acts as the liaison between APSO and the local, state and national media at crime scenes and other activities that generate media interest. APSO Public Information Office provides automatic notification via e-mail each time a news release is posted to our web site and social media sites. After hours and on weekends, the public information officer is always on-call for emergencies and for significant breaking news events.


Patrol Division

Patrol Division is made up of marked units and motorcycles who respond to incidents of crime and traffic 24 hours a day.


Community Outreach Unit

The Community Outreach Unit is in charge of community outreach including, but not limited to, Neighborhood Watch Programs, Junior Deputy Program, Christmas Crusade for area children, SALT (Seniors and Lawmen Working Together), and all other program related events. The Community Outreach Unit is also responsible for the Hickley M. Waguespack Center and Park.


Training Division

Training is an integral part of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. This Division handles all aspects of training, including weapons, while also alerting the public to changes in Rifle and Pistol Range safety regulations.


Criminal Services Unit

The Criminal Services Unit is responsible for the service of all criminal warrants and any other documents of arrest. The Criminal Services Unit is also responsible for the Domestic Violence and Sex Offenders Sections.


Special Units

Crisis Response Team: (CRT)

The Crisis Response Team (CRT) is a highly trained, specially equipped unit designed to provide an organized response to uncommon threats, such as hostage situations, barricaded suspects, sniper incidents, and high risk warrant services.


Hazardous Materials/Emergency Response Team

The HAZ-MAT Team was developed with the purpose of responding to hazardous materials releases with a well equipped team with advanced training to protect life, property, and the environment. Team members are trained to directly intervene at the release of a hazardous material for rescue of contaminated individuals and to contain or otherwise control the negative effects of a release.


Reserve Deputies

Reserve Deputies are citizens who devote their time and effort toward creating a safer community.


Flotilla Section

The primary mission of the Flotilla Section is to patrol the Ascension Parish waterways. This includes the search, rescue, and recovery of victims involved in boating accidents in Ascension Parish. In addition they perform routine water-way inspections to ensure that boaters are following proper safety standards as required by state and federal laws.