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October 01, 2014

Amite District (AMD)

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  • P.O. Box 955
  • 1209 Northwest Central Ave
  • Amite, LA 70422
  • P: 985-748-2013
  • F: 985-748-2028

District Administrator: Wendy Dalton

Parishes Represented

  • Livingston
  • St. Helena
  • Tangipahoa

Office Hours

Regular office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday- Friday)

Driving Directions

Exit I-55 at Amite (exit #46) to La. Hwy 16. Turn East (right) and travel on Hwy 16 to NW Central Av. in downtown Amite. Turn North (left) on NW Central Av. (do not cross the railroad tracks) and travel approximately 1 mile (following the railroad tracks which will be to your right) to 1209 NW Central Av. Amite District Office is located on the left at this address in a brick building with a green metal roof.

Staff Information

The staff consists of a district administrator, 4 supervisors, 26 agents, 1 investigative specialist, 1 PPO Assistant, 1 administrative program manager, and 1 clerical staff.

Demographics/ Stats

The Amite District presently supervises approximately 3,700, including 120 convicted of sex offenses and 520 convicted of violent offenses.  In addition to offender supervision, agents complete approximately 200 major investigations each year consisting of pre-sentence, pre-parole, and clemency investigations as well as approximately 1,500 miscellaneous investigations.

Special Community Projects

Amite District staff is committed to protecting public safety in the parishes of the 21st Judicial District. Additionally, Amite District works to enhance successful reentry of offenders into the community. Collaborations with service providers are an integral part of the reentry process. Agents work to assist offenders in their areas of need, such as employment, substance abuse treatment, mental health, housing education, anger management, and counseling. We continue to hold and attend focus group meetings to nurture relationships with community partners.

Amite District participates in the Drug Court Program for the 21st Judicial District. Both Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes have a drug court program and Amite District has an officer assigned to each of those courts. The officer attends status hearings, participates in staffings, and works closely with court and treatment personnel. Offenders in the program are subject to intensive supervision by the collaborative team of probation and parole, drug court personnel, and treatment providers.

Amite District supervises approximately 120 sex offenders and these offenders are supervised by a unit of sex offender officers. We are required to ensure the offender’s compliance with registration and notification requirements. Officers monitor sex offender treatment and participate in events during Halloween targeted at sex offenders.

Amite District staff also participates in Job Fairs held at various state institutions and the annual career fair held at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Amite District regularly has interns from Southeastern and from Northshore Technical College. Amite District maintains an active Mobile Response Team prepared to assemble quickly and respond to emergency situations when called upon to do so. The team also works to ensure public safety by assisting federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies when called upon to do so with warrant sweeps, search warrants, sex offender compliance checks and escapes. In addition to providing for public safety, these operations promote partnerships and develop positive working relationships with other agencies.

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