The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce Deputy Michael Todd McLain has been selected as Deputy of the Year for 2014. Deputy McLain is a seven year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and currently assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division. Deputy McLain was selected by OPSO supervisors based...Read more
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In January, 1993, Sam Rainwater began his career at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office after serving over 20 years as an educator in Ouachita Parish. Deputy Rainwater was assigned to the Identification Section. During his career with OPSO, Sam attended many training seminars and enhanced his knowledge...Read more
Sheriff Jay Russell warns of another scam that is targeting potential victims via mail. A recent scam involves parish residents receiving a letter that appears official but has a fake U.S. Department of Treasury heading. It is signed using the name Jacob “Jack” Lew, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. The...Read more
Sheriff Jay Russell reminds everyone not to let the rush and excitement of the holiday season make you careless in protecting your home from potential criminals. Sheriff Russell and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office offer the following tips that can help you be more careful, prepared and aware during...Read more
As the countdown to Christmas rapidly approaches, more consumer are turning to the Internet to complete their holiday shopping lists. Last year $24 billion was spent through electronic shopping during the month of December alone. This trend will continue to increase according to the National Retail Federation as nearly half...Read more
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