Minden District (MID)
- P.O. Box 1134
- 403 Industrial Drive
- Minden, LA 71055
District Administrator: Ken Pickett
Regular office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday- Friday)
I 20 Exit #47. Go North on Sibley Road to Industrial Drive. Turn right on Industrial Drive. The office is the first building on the right.
The staff consists of 18 employees: 11 agents, 4 clerical positions, and 3 management positions.
MID’s 11 field agents supervise an average of 1650 cases. Approximately half of these cases are located in Webster Parish. This district completes an average of 70 investigations monthly for criminal justice agencies and collects over $65,000 in fees and restitution monthly. As a large rural district, extended travel is a necessity in supervising cases. The agents travel in excess of 2,200 miles monthly.
Although resources (housing, substance abuse, mental health, employment, etc.) are limited in the Minden District Office geographical area, office staff continually focuses its efforts on assisting offenders re-enter society as successful, full-functioning participants. Minden District Officers refer clients to the nearest substance abuse facilities and advise clients of potential employment. Agents and staff make every effort to enlist providers for various re-entry programs.
Special Projects/Community Involvement
Each Halloween the Minden District requires all registered sex offenders on supervision to report to the Minden District from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. During the period of time they are here, they will all sign new updated contracts. Each offender will produce his/her Driver’s License and State ID card that indicates he/she is a sex offender. Additionally all new laws pertaining to sex offenses that have taken effect since the previous year will be addressed with each offender.
Minden District, in conjunction with Camp Minden, provides training to at risk teens at the Youth Challenge Program. The training is primarily a prevention program to help reduce and prevent sexual offenses. It is an informative one and half hour “shock and awe” campaign to at risk teens. MID has three agents and a supervisor involved in the program and, to date, they have educated approximately1200 teens from across the state.