Gonzales, Louisiana Jail and Mugshot Information

Gonzales is a city in Ascension Parish. The county seat of Ascension is Donaldsonville. Gonzales had an estimated population as of 2016 of 10,832. Gonzales is the Jambalaya Capital of the World and holds an annual Jambalaya Festival once a year.
The original settlers of Gonzales were Spanish and French, and they settled amidst the Houma Indians who live in the area. The city received its name from Tee-Joe Gonzales who had a general store and post office both named Gonzales in the area. The name of the community was changed from Edenborn to Gonzales to match the post office name.
During Hurricane Katrina Gonzales’s fairgrounds became the HSUS and other animal rescue groups’ headquarters. The location housed pets picked up from New Orleans until their owners came to find them.
The 922nd Horizontal Engineer Company is housed in Gonzales. This Company is part of the 769th Engineer Battalion located in Baton Rouge.
The area is home to more than a dozen antebellum homes, numerus restaurants featuring Jambalaya, and cozy boutique shops.
Gonzales Town Hall
Barney Arceneaux, Mayor
120 South Irma Boulevard
Gonzales, LA 70737
Phone: 225-647-2841
Fax: 225-647-9557

Gonzales Town Hall
Gonzales City Facebook

The crime index in Gonzales for 2016 was 533.5 crimes per 100,000 people. Gonzales is 94.8% higher than other U.S. cities. The US average is 280.5 crimes per 100,000 people. In 2016 there was 1 murder, 7 rapes, 17 robberies, 28 assaults, 64 burglaries, 791 thefts, 44 auto thefts, 1 arson. As of August 2018, there were 52 registered sex offenders in Gonzales. The ratio of residents in Gonzales to the number of sex offenders is 203 to1.

Gonzales, Louisiana Police Department Information

Full time law enforcement officers in 2016 numbered 41. Officers per 1,000 residents is 3.78.
At the City of Gonzales Police Department, considers themselves a family; a family committed to excellence through providing effective, high quality services to the community in a professional and courteous manner, while being there for each other.

Divisions in the police Department include patrol, investigations, motors officers and records clerks.

Gonzales, LA Police Department
Sherman Jackson, Police Chief
415 E. Cornerview Road
Gonzales, LA 70737
Phone: 225-647-7511

Gonzales Police Dept

Gonzales, Louisiana Records Requests

To request city records, contact in writing:

Gonzales Town Hall
Barney Arceneaux, Mayor
120 South Irma Boulevard
Gonzales, LA 70737
Phone: 225-647-2841
Fax: 225-647-9557

For Police Records write to:

Gonzales, LA Police Department
Sherman Jackson, Police Chief
415 E. Cornerview Road
Gonzales, LA 70737
Phone: 225-647-7511

Gonzales, Louisiana Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office

The vision of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office desires to be the finest sheriff’s department in the state of Louisiana and have sufficient resources to fulfill our mission. We want all citizens to know that we live in a safe community, and for all employees to feel they are a valued part of the organization and its success.

Division in the Sheriff’s Office include Administrative Services, Business Office
Civil Processing, Communications, Corrections, Evidence, Investigations Narcotics, Patrol, and training.

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office
Jeffrey F. Wiley, Sheriff
828 S. Irma Blvd
Gonzales, Louisiana 70737
Phone: 225-621-8322

Ascension Parish Sheriff
Ascension Parish Sheriff Facebook

Ascension Parish Jail
Paul Hall, Warden
2384 Lemanville Cutoff Road
Donaldsonville, LA 70390
Phone: 225-473-8674
Fax: 225-473-9349
apsosheriff@aol.com

The Parish Jail has 572 beds and is a medium custody adult jail. It was remodeled in 2008 at a cost of 9M. The original jail was constructed in 1806 built on property donated by William Donaldson. The second jail was building 1810 on land again donated by William Donaldson. The jail burned down in 1827. Another jail was built and destroyed during the bombing of Donaldsonville during the Civil War. It was the first brick jail. The current jail was built in 1976 and has undergone sever renovations.

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