The "Alexandria City Marshal" is actually the Marshal for ward 1, 2 and 8 in Rapides Parish, which covers about 1/3 of the parish. The reason for this is a law that states the Marshal for the city also has jurisdiction over the entire ward/s inside the city limits.
Ricky Rachal is the current City Marshal. He took office on September 6, 2017 after the resignation of the former City Marshal. Marshal Rachal has been employed by the Alexandria City Marshal's Office for almost 23 years now. His vast knowledge gained over his 23 years of service makes him highly qualified to run the office. Marshal Rachal looks forward to the challenges of bringing the office up to 21st century standards and technology.
City Marshal Ricky Rachal first joined the Alexandria City Marshal's Office as a deputy marshal in February 1995 and graduated in the top 10% of his class at the Alexandria Regional Police Academy. He was the second P.O.S.T. certified officer ever hired by the City Marshal's Office. He also won third place honors for shooting in his class at the academy with a score of 119.5 out of a possible 120. Since then he has went on to win countless firearms competitions around the state and later became a P.O.S.T. certified firearms instructor.