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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The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Apprehension Team (SCAT) now has a designated Anonymous Tip phone line allowing the general public to call in any information concerning illegal drug or criminal activity they might have but wish to remain anonymous. Should the caller wish to be contacted concerning their...Read more
Sheriff Jay Russell invites the ladies of Ouachita Parish to attend a four session self-defense course beginning April 7, 2015. The class will be every Tuesday night in April from 6-10 PM. The class will take place at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Range located at 357 Sheriff Richard Fewell...Read more
OPSO Public Shooting Range If you want to see some old school shooting come out Saturday 14th – Vintage Rifle Match – Starts at 8:00 cost is $10.00. This is open to the public. You will need 20 rounds and a rifle that was produced before World War II. We...Read more
On February 9, 2015 Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported armed robbery on Burg Jones Lane in Monroe. The robbery victim stated to deputies that while she was sitting in her parked car, a young male subject approached her and advised the tail light was damaged on her vehicle. ...Read more
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