Category Archives: From the Sheriff

Back to School Saftey Tips

With summer break coming to an end, Sheriff Jay Russell wants to remind parents and drivers to help keep our kids safe. Back to School Safety Tips Safety tips for drivers: • Slow down and be especially alert in the residential neighborhoods and school zones • Take extra time to...
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PRESS RELEASE – TRUANCY ENFORCEMENT

  Ouachita Parish schools are scheduled to open soon.  State law mandates students attend regularly assigned classes during regular school hours.  Students that do not attend or that are tardy will receive disciplinary action.  Parents that allow this behavior by their children can be charged with the crime of truancy. ...
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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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