Category Archives: From the Sheriff

Sheriff Russell Issues Warning on Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become a major factor in the cause of automobile crashes on our nation’s highways.  In 2012, over 3,300 people were killed in crashes that were attributed to distracted driving.  The leading cause of teenage deaths in our country is automobile crashes. At least 11% of drivers under...
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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...
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Press Release – Springfield named PIO

Dy. Glenn Springfield named as Public Information Officer for OPSO Deputy Glenn Springfield has been assigned as the Public Information Officer for the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.  “This is an important position and will help the public and the media stay informed on agency related information”, said Sheriff Jay Russell....
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Sheriff Jay Russell awards scholarship to college-bound teen

May 29, 2014  - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sheriff Jay Russell announced that Amanda Robinson of Ouachita Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the 2013-2014 school year.  She resides in West Monroe and plans to attend LA Tech University.  She...
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Summer Water Safety Tips – OPSO

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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