Public Resources

Public Resources

The Alexandria Police Department is here to help the residents of our community in any way that we can. Here you will find key information on our Warrants division, Records Division, Crime Prevention, Public Event Permits, Alarm Registration, Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, Resource Links, Safe Haven, Lavns and more.









This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 and has proven so successful that it has been implemented in thousands of schools throughout the United States and many other countries.
D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. Our D.A.R.E. is part of a multi-jurisdictional unit comprised of officers from APD, Pineville Police and the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

LAVNS – Louisiana Automated Victim Notification System

In 1999 the Louisiana Legislature appropriated monies to provide an automated telephone system to keep crime victims informed of key events in an offender’s movement through the justice system (e.g., arrest, bail, court hearings, sentencing, incarceration and release). LAVNS is a service provided by the LCLE in cooperation with the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association (LSA), Louisiana District Attorneys’ Association (LDAA), and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and 
Corrections (DOC).

Register for LAVNS

LAVNS will monitor the custody status of adult inmates in all parish jails and state prisons. By calling our LAVNS LINE (866-LAVNS-4-U) or by accessing the listed websites, you may inquire about an offender’s status and, optionally, register to be notified upon any change to that offender’s custody status (i.e., release from jail, transfer to another facility, etc.). 

LAVNS is FREE to victims who may call LAVNS ANOYMOUSLY and as often as they wish to register or to determine an inmate’s current status.
Presently, LAVNS offers everyone access to a state inmate’s location by Internet and a 24-hour, toll-free telephone number: 866-528-6748.
Registering locally with LAVNS is NOT the same as registering with the Crime Victims Services Bureau.
Presently one must register with the Department’s Crime Victims Services Bureau in order to receive notice of a state inmate’s projected release dates, actual release, and other actions noted above under the heading “Crime Victim Registration and Notification”.
LAVNS is FREE to victims who may call LAVNS ANOYMOUSLY and as often as they wish to register or to determine an inmate’s current status.

For public event permitting (runs, walks, block parties, etc.) please contact the City of Alexandria Community Services Division.

City of Alexandria Community Services Division

Safe Havn

Louisiana is a Safe Haven State. Safe Haven provides a safe, legal, last resort to abandonment.

If you find yourself with no other alternative and are considering abandoning your baby, Louisiana’s Safe Haven Law provides a safe place for your child. If you are unable to care for your baby and the baby’s well-being is in danger, you can bring the newborn up to 60 days old to an emergency designated facility or Safe Haven site. By leaving the baby in the care of an employee at a Safe Haven facility, parents can give up custody of the newborn with no questions asked.

Louisiana Safe Haven Law:

You can leave your unharmed baby, up to 60 days old, with an employee at any medical facility, fire department, hospital, police department, emergency medical services provider, pregnancy crisis center, medical clinic, public health unit or child advocacy center in Louisiana.

The Sex Offender Compliance Division (S.O.C.D.) is a multifaceted operation assuring that all parolees, probationers, and discharged registered sex offenders stay in compliance with the Sex Offender Registration Program. The unit provides law enforcement assistance to parole officers, probation officers (including out of parish and state officers), monitoring registered sex offenders, monitors discharged sex offenders, and conducts compliance checks. 

S.O.C.D. disseminates pertinent registered sex offender information to law enforcement assisting in S.O.C.D., and conducts criminal investigations on registered sex offenders who are not in compliance with the Sex Offender Registration Program.