Category Archives: From the Sheriff

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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Holiday Safety Tips

The holiday season is a time when busy people can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. Sheriff Jay Russell would like for you to add these safety tips to your check list this year and stay safe this holiday season!   Your Home • Lock all...
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2012 Louisiana Constitutional Amendments

Sheriff Russell would like the public to be aware of some Louisiana Constitutional Amendments that will be on the November 6, 2012 ballot. Early voting starts October 23 – 30 from 8:30a – 6:00p at the Registrar of Voters Office (122 Saint John Street, ROOM 114, Monroe, LA) 1. MEDICAID...
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