Welcome to the Bienville Parish Sheriff web page.  Here you will find information about our office and descriptions of our duties, plus our office address and telephone numbers. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of service to you. Also, please visit our website at for more detailed information. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Sheriff is elected at-large and serves a four-year term.  The Sheriff's law enforcement duties include keeping peace within the parish.  Administrative duties include serving as the parish's jailor, collection and distribution of court fines, submitting a budget of his office to the Policy Jury, keeping Louisiana Department Reports, and keeping a jail docket.

The Sheriff also serves as the Ex-Officio Tax Collector for the Parish which includes the collection and distribution of the ad valorem taxes, state revenue sharing and federal revenue sharing.

bienville parish la sheriffJohn E. Ballance

100 Courthouse Drive
PO Box 328
Arcadia LA 71001
Phone: 318-263-2215 
Fax-Office:  318-263-7418
Fax-Sheriff: 318-263-7658

Prison phone: 318-263-2215
Prison fax: 318-263-7418 

Margie Talbert - Sheriff's Secretary
Randy Price, Jr. - Chief Criminal Deputy
Cheryl Culpepper -  Chief Civil Deputy/Financial Officer
Danny Driskill - Parish Prison Warden
John M. Crawford - Training Services