The Alexandria City Marshal's Office has three main divisions: Bonds & Fines, Civil, and Warrants.
Bonds and Fines employs four full time workers and one student worker. The staff in Bonds and Fines work tirelessly collecting fines, preparing the court docket, activating warrants, composing letters on missed court dates, sending suspension slips to D.M.V., releasing jail inmates, answering phones, balancing money collected, rescheduling court dates and keeping all files coordinated. On court days, they are responsible for all jail docket and sentencing of inmates. They also check for any outstanding warrant for those who appear in court. Bonds and Fines is also responsible for maintaining all warrants issued through city court.
LARS 13:1881. General powers and duties of marshal; deputy marshals
The marshal is the executive officer of the court; he shall execute the orders and mandates of the court and in the execution thereof, and in making arrests and preserving the peace, he has the same powers and authority of a sheriff.
Office Elected Marshal History from Louisiana Secretary of State:
Official Elected/Appt'd Date / Expiration Date Notes
Jerome Hopewell 4/28/2018 - present
Richard K. Rachal Appt 9/6/2017 - Appointed after resignation of Terence Grines
Terence R. Grines 12/6/14 to 12/31/20 * Resigned 9/5/2017
Terence R. Grines 11/19/11 to 12/31/14 - Elected to remainder of term.
Terence R. Grines Appt 2/17/2011 - Appointed after resignation of James Byrd
James Byrd 11/4/08 to 12/31/14 * Resigned effective 2/16/2011
James Byrd 10/5/02 to 12/31/08
James Byrd 9/21/96 to 12/31/02
James Byrd 11/16/91 to 12/31/96
James Byrd Appt 11/19/1990 - Appointed after death of C. Otis Penny
C. Otis Penny 11/6/90 to 12/31/96 * Died before taking office; did not begin term
C. Otis Penny 11/6/84 to 12/31/90 * Died 11/18/1990
C. Otis Penny 11/7/78 to 12/31/84
C. Otis Penny 11/7/72 to 12/31/78
O'Hearn L. Matthews 11/8/66 to 12/31/72
O'Hearn L. Matthews 11/8/60 to 12/31/66