Summer Break Is Almost Here-Practice Summer Safety

  Ouachita Parish Schools will soon end the current school year for summer break.  As the students begin the summer activities, Sheriff Jay Russell land the Deputies of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office offer these safety tips to help ensure we all enjoy a safe summer.     TIPS FOR...
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Sheriff Jay Russell awards scholarship to college-bound teen

Sheriff Jay Russell announced that Mallory Anne Lynn of Ouachita Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the 2014-2015 school year.  She resides in West Monroe and plans to attend LA Tech University.  She is the daughter of Connley Averitt....
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OPSO Range Events for May

MAY EVENTS May 6, 7th & 8th -RANGE IS CLOSED Special Event May 10th is Mother’s Day!  Bring your MOM to the range on Mother’s Day!  Moms Get to Shoot FREE!  Your MOM called and said she wants a Range Membership and a Gift Certificate to a Concealed Carry Class....
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Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies Investigate Asphalt Contractor Scam

  Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating complaints involving suspects posing as asphalt contractors contacting Ouachita residents offering to pave driveways.  The suspects usually come to the residence, offer to do the work for a low price and ask for payment up front.  The suspects then apply very limited amounts of...
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Patrol Sergeant, Chaplains Attend Seminar

Six members of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Corps recently attended a Regional Training Seminar in Branson, MO. The seminar was hosted and sanctioned by the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC), which is the certifying organization for all OPSO Chaplains. Courses of instruction included Death Notification, Stress Management,...
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