Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Bobby Webre
June 20, 2022
For Immediate Release:
Mugshots published at time of arrest are now prohibited.
Due to recent legislation voted on and approved by the Louisiana Legislature (House Bill No. 729), the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is no longer authorized to publish “Mugshots” (booking photographs) at the time an individual is arrested. This ruling applies to the APSO’s online “Inmate Query” and to all social media outlets that currently utilized.
Exemptions to the legislation includes fugitives; individuals posing imminent threat; individuals charged with a crime of violence, sex offenses, or cruelty to animals; or a judge’s order. The APSO will continue to publish print news articles on social media outlets.