Category Archives: From the Sheriff

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...
Read more

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...
Read more

Sheriff Russell Warns of CryptoLocker Computer Malware

Sheriff Jay Russell would like to warn citizens of a computer malware program that is locking user’s files. The CryptoLocker Ransomware computer infection is a type of malware that is being spread through fake emails disguised as legitimate correspondence from companies such as UPS, FedEX, DHL and more. The emails...
Read more

Halloween Safety Tips

With tricks and treats fast approaching, Sheriff Russell would like to make the public aware of some Halloween safety tips to keep kids safe....
Read more

Sheriff Russell Warns of Smoking in Vehicles with Children

Sheriff Jay Russell would like to warn citizens of the effect that smoking in vehicles has on children. Secondhand smoke in cars can be especially harmful to children due to the small, confined spaces where children are closer to the smoker and the smoke. According to the Centers for Disease...
Read more