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.
Terence Grines is now the current Alexandria City Marshal. He was sworn in as the Alexandria City Marshal on Febuary 16, 2011 after the resignation of the former City Marshal James Byrd. Marshal Grines then won a special election over two other candidates with 61% of the vote. Marshal Grines is looking forward to serving the community and keeping programs implimented by the former Marshal as well as implimenting some new programs of his own. Marshal Grines is excited to handle the new challenges that face him and will have renewed approach to on going daily operations of the office.