As you know the parish has been under a Burn Ban for a while. This is to announce that due to the small amounts of rain received and the upcoming rain the Burn Ban has now been lifted from Allen Parish. Please keep in mind there are still some areas where you should exercise caution when burning. If the material to be burned is of a large amount or area, Please notify your local fire department of your intention to burn this large amount of debris or material. Thanks for your assistance in this matter.
Due to increasing dryness in the parish and the absence of rain, A BURN BAN is now in effect for the entire parish for the next 30 days. Please understand that as this may be an inconvenience to all, this is also a safety measure to protect the property which we as Citizens of Allen Parish have worked so hard for.
No open burning of trash or vegetation is permitted for the next 30 days. November 02 to December 02.
Please help us to protect everyone and their property from the damage caused by burning for the next 30 days. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
This is a reminder to please check the security of your personal vehicles, as we have had a rash of four wheeler thefts within the parish. It is imperative to make sure the keys are removed from your ATV or side by side when you park it. Also please make sure that your vehicle is secure when you park it. Please don't let yourself become a victim by making your personal recreation vehicle an easy target for the thieves. Please DO NOT become a victim.
If you happen to have any information on any crime of this nature or any other crime please call Crime Stoppers @ 337-389-7001. Remember to like our Crime Stoppers Facebook page as we are posting crimes of the week every week. Help us to help you, all information through Crime Stoppers is confidential.
The Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office will upgrade its text message alert notification feature on or before October 3rd to supplement an upgrade completed earlier this summer. The upgraded text alert system will feature a short URL in the message body, instead of a full URL. The messages will continue to come from 96167 or 470-219-3777. Below is an example of a current alert with a full URL and a sample of the same alert with a short URL:
As shown above, the message body will have a Subject line (the Press Release title, in the above example) and a From address of Allen Parish Sheriff LA. There will still be an option to change subscription at the bottom of the message.
To sign up for alert notifications from our office, to change your current subscription, or to unsubscribe from our alerts, please go to our Sign Up for Alerts page.
The Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office welcomes any feedback from the community on this text alert upgrade. To provide feedback, please let us know through our Contact Us form or call us at 337-639-4353.
As always, we wish to thank the public for their continued support of law enforcement. We believe the unique partnership we have between the public and law enforcement enhances the security and quality of life we all enjoy.
Sheriff Doug Hebert
An addition has been made to our Facebook pages. We have added the Allen Parish Crime Stoppers Facebook Page to our information network. Please see the Crime of the Week, which will placed on the page weekly and ask that you assist us in solving these crimes. Please know that we are only asking for the public's assistance in solving these crimes, as we believe that this is a collaborative effort between you the citizen and the Sheriff's office. We believe that this effort is one which will benefit everyone, due to the fact that the Citizens of Allen Parish have a lot to offer with the information which will be provided anonymously to the Sheriff's Office. Please assist us in creating this cooperative endeavor to solve some of the crimes perpetrated against the Citizens of Allen Parish.
Crime Stoppers Hot Line- 337-389-7001
Email - email@example.com
All information offered will remain anonymous.
Friends and Citizens of Allen Parish,
As you progress into the weekend and as the rain continues in our area, Please be mindful of the roadways which are starting to flood. Please be cautious and limit travel to necessity only if possible. Remember if the water is high on a roadway do not drive thru it as it may cause adverse affects to your vehicle like washing it off the roadway into a ditch. Allen parish has prepared for these trying times and we have placed sand and sand bags at the Police Jury Barns in the Kinder, Oberlin and Oakdale area if this is needed by you for protection from the rising waters. Please be Safe and Cautious and have a Good weekend.
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of Allen Parish Law Enforcement District will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office, 601 Court Street, Oberlin, Louisiana, to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year's maximum. The estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next tax year from the increased millage is $1,612,419.33, and the estimated amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase is $31,616.07.
2016 Proposed Budget
Prior Year Fund Balance $1,826,944.00
Excess (Deficit) $1,838,369.00
Release Date 9/09/16
Ad Valorem Property tax sale is scheduled for May 25, 2016, beginning at 10 a.m. For a property listing, click the link below.
For additional information, please call 337-639-3082
Allen Parish Citizens and Friends, We have met with FEMA and other services to secure assistance for our parish. FEMA will have service teams in place in several locations in the parish. Please try to make it to one of the locations listed, bring any pertinent information with you to these locations so they can better assist you with recovery due to the disaster which has hit our parish. All who may have been impacted by the disaster are eligible to discuss their matter of assistance with the FEMA representatives.
Oakdale Fire Dept. @ 115 North 10th Street, Oakdale, La.- Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, 9:30 am to 6 pm
Oberlin Fire Dept. @ 215 5th Avenue, Oberlin, La.- Monday and Tuesday, March 21-22, 9:30 am to 6 pm
Kinder Fire Dept. @ 808 2nd Avenue Kinder, La- Wednesday and Thursday, March 23-24, 9:30 am to 6 pm
DISTRICT 3 AREA
District 3 Fire Dept. @ 4357 HWY 377, Grant La- Friday and Saturday,March 25-26, 9:30 am to 6 pm
IF YOU DO NOT MAKE IT TO YOUR AREA MEETING PLACE TO SEE FEMA ABOUT YOUR MATTER, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GO TO THE OTHER LOCATIONS TO MEET WITH THEM.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE
SHERIFF DOUG HEBERT