Sheriff John Ballance announces his run for re-election for Bienville Parish Sheriff

John Ballance, current Bienville Parish Sheriff, has both the desire and experience to continue to lead and protect the residents as your Sheriff.

“I consider it an honor and privilege to have served the citizens of Bienville Parish for the past 23 years,” said Ballance. “Under my leadership we have assembled one of the finest group of men and women who possess servant hearts and provide top quality law enforcement to best protect and serve our citizens.”

John has protected the residents of Bienville Parish as Sheriff since 2000. He was raised in Arcadia and at a very young age he became intrigued with law enforcement and knew he wanted to help people. Before serving as Sheriff, he worked for the Louisiana State Police for 22 years. John attended University of Louisiana Monroe where he graduated in Criminal Justice.

He believes in doing the right thing all the time and has instilled these values in his staff and Deputies. In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, fishing and hunting.

According to the FBI’s Crime Data Explorer, we have seen a rise in crime rates across the country since 2019, but Bienville Parish has seen a decrease in crime rates during that same period. Sheriff Ballance believes this is due to maintaining a strong patrol presence coupled with proactive policing efforts.

“I have a strong desire to serve you, the citizens of Bienville Parish, and I pray that you will allow me the opportunity to continue to serve as your sheriff,” Ballance said. “May God continue to bless America, the State of Louisiana and Bienville Parish.”

In the upcoming weeks he will be publishing the many accomplishments, improvements and programs the department has made during his time as Sheriff to his campaign facebook page

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