Sheriff Russell Announces New Youth Program

Sheriff Jay Russell announces the Ouachita Sheriff’s Office Deputies Making a Change Mentor Program will be implementing a new program working with local youth.  The program, Community Strong Initiative (CSI), is an evidence based initiative comprised of committed deputy sheriffs working together to answer community based questions.  The goal is...
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Ouachita Deputies Arrest Suspect in Several Felony Cases

 As a result of a four month investigation, Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested Justin P. Rumfola, age 34 , of Port Allen, La. on several felony charges. Rumfola has been booked and is being held at OCC on charges of  Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Illegal  Possession of Stolen...
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Suspect Arrested on Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery Charges

On December 15th, 2014, Ouachita Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a large group fighting on Cotton Bayou Drive in Monroe.  Investigation revealed someone had discharged a weapon during the incident.  Two injured parties later came to a local hospital for treatment.  One had a blunt trauma head injury...
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Sheriff Russell Offers Child Safety Tips for Holiday Shopping Season

  Sheriff Jay Russell cautions parents that the holidays can present potentially dangerous situations for children. Some simple prevention measures can help keep your children safe during the holiday season.  Sheriff Russell and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office offer the following tips on child safety during the holiday shopping season....
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