Category Archives: From the Sheriff

Back to School Safety 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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The Summer Season is Heating Up

Sheriff Jay Russell would like to remind everyone to keep some safety tips in mind while having fun in the sun this season! The mercury is rising! With the temperature rising so are the heat-related injuries! Staying hydrated in hot weather can help reduce the risk of heat-related illness. Keep...
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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 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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