Category Archives: From the Sheriff

Sheriff and Deputies Express Thanks

As most everyone is aware, this is National Police Week.  The designation was first signed into existence by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962.   Since that time, various activities have been held each year during this time paying tribute to the work of law enforcement officers, particularly those that...
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Summer Break Is Almost Here-Practice Summer Safety

  Ouachita Parish Schools will soon end the current school year for summer break.  As the students begin the summer activities, Sheriff Jay Russell land the Deputies of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office offer these safety tips to help ensure we all enjoy a safe summer.     TIPS FOR...
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Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies Investigate Asphalt Contractor Scam

  Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating complaints involving suspects posing as asphalt contractors contacting Ouachita residents offering to pave driveways.  The suspects usually come to the residence, offer to do the work for a low price and ask for payment up front.  The suspects then apply very limited amounts of...
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Sheriff Russell Warns of Computer Software Scam

A local business was recently the victim of a computer ransom-ware scam.  The scam is a variation of the Crypto Wall scam, where the suspect infects the victim’s computer with a virus.  The virus then encrypts all of the victim’s files and forces the victim to pay money to get...
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Sheriff Jay Russell Offers Guidelines for Drivers during Traffic Stops

    Many motorists at some point have been or will be stopped by law enforcement while operating a vehicle on public roadways.  In an effort to help the motoring public understand the procedures used by law enforcement officers during these situations, Sheriff Russell offers the following guidelines for drivers...
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