Category Archives: From the Sheriff

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 using fireworks:...
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Sheriff Jay Russell Awards Scholarship to College-bound Teen

Sheriff Jay Russell announced that Brittany Derouen of Ouachita Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the 2012-2013 school year. She resides in Calhoun and plans to attend the University of Louisiana in Monroe. She is the daughter of Winson...
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OPSO Supports Second Amendment Rights

“People have asked about our position regarding the new gun law proposals. Our position has not changed. We support the constitution and the rights provided by the second amendment for lawful citizens to bear arms,” said Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell. “We cannot speak as to how these new gun...
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Don’t drink and drive this holiday season

Please don’t drink and drive this holiday season! If you need a ride call SAFETY CAB at 318-322-3113. Free rides home will be provided from 8pm to 3am daily and from 8pm on New Year’s Eve to 4am on New Year’s Day. Safety Cab will take people from a party...
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Sheriff Russell Warns of Phone Scam

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of a current telephone phishing scam. Scammers are masking their phone number to show up on caller IDs as a law enforcement agency. Once the phone is answered, the scammer tells the victim they must pay a fine or a warrant...
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