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Sheriff Russell Offers July 4th Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks can be very dangerous causing serious burn and eye injuries when they are not used with safety in mind. Sheriff Jay Russell would like for you to keep these safety tips in mind when enjoying fireworks for the celebration of Independence Day. Follow these safety tips when using fireworks:...
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OPSO Deputies Searching for Missing Juvenile

Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for a missing juvenile, Gerald D. Hunter, Jr., age 16.  Gerald is described as 5’3” tall and 120 lbs.  He has been classified as missing since June 15, 2015 but several reports have been received that he has been seen in the Monroe area, particularly...
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Sheriff Russell Announces Date for the OPSO Citizens Academy 2015

  Sheriff Jay Russell invites interested citizens of Ouachita Parish to participate in  the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy 2015. The Citizens Police Academy is a 7 week program designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Sheriff’s Office. The Academy consists of eight weekly night classes...
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Sheriff Russell Offers Summer Water Safety Tips

It’s summer time! Where do we all want to be on a hot, sunny day but in the water? Children especially love the water this time of year.  Adults are responsible for the safety of children. We know that typically most drowning deaths in children are due to children being...
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