Two distinct issues affect jails nationwide: recidivism and contraband. Recidivism costs taxpayers who have to house inmates who have already been through the criminal justice system, in many cases, several times before. Contraband, such as illegal drugs, transforms a normally controlled environment into an unstable one, causing safety issues for...Read more
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UPDATE June 18, 2014: Follow-up investigation into this case has resulted in two OCC inmates facing additional charges. Kenneth Walker and Dameon “Keywun” Moran have each been charged with 1 ct. Conspiracy to Introduce Contraband and 1 ct. Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana. Ouachita Parish Sheriff Deputies working perimeter security and...Read more
UPDATE: OPSO 5-21-14 Mark Alan Cannon is in custody… Following up on a Crime Stoppers tip OPSO Warrants Deputies apprehended Mark Alan Cannon at approximately 2:30 pm on Hickory Street in Baucomville. Cannon has been transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center for processing. On May 19th, 2014, deputies of...Read more
In May of 1987, Perry H. Mercer, Jr. applied to work at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. After an employee background check Pat Mercer, as he was known to us, was hired and sworn in as a deputy with our department. According to our records, Pat Mercer stated that the...Read more
Court Support Currently, 35 P.O.S.T. certified deputies are assigned the Court Support Division of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. While the overall mission of the division is the security of the courthouse for court related proceedings, several other responsibilities are handled as well: Court Bailiffs keep accurate court disposition...Read more