Category Archives: OPSO News

SCAT Seizes Vehicle and $55,000 in Cash

On the evening of 7/24/2012 Sergeant Dupree of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office SCAT Team observed a 2003 Ford Explorer commit a traffic offense and proceeded to initiated a traffic stop. Sgt. Dupree then made contact with and observed a male and female occupant to be acting nervously. Deputy Thompson...
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Child Safety Seats

Child safety seats are required by law in Louisiana because they provide the best protection for infants and young children. However, correctly installing a child safety seat can be challenging, especially with the wide variety of restraint systems, vehicle belt systems and vehicles available on the market today. 9 out...
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OPSO SCAT Marijuana Bust

On 7/4/12, Dy. Cody Custer and Dy. Scott Bullock of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office SCAT Team (Special Crimes Apprehension Team) arrested two suspects from a traffic stop on Interstate 20 East bound about the 101 Exit. The deputies observed the suspect’s vehicle commit a traffic offense and initiated a...
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Recognition of Deputy Donna Norman, RN

On July 1, 2012 around 1800 hrs, Deputy Donna Norman, RN performed CPR on a 21 year old male at Tinseltown in West Monroe. Two other individuals were already performing CPR on the male when Deputy Norman exited her movie. She then assessed the problem and proceeded to assist. The...
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New Sheriff, Jay Russell

Jay Russell was sworn in as Sheriff of Ouachita Parish on July 1, 2012. Russell is a graduate of NLU (now ULM) and the FBI Academy. He began his 28 year career in law enforcement with OPSO at the Ouachita Correctional Center under Sheriff Laymon Godwin. He was then moved...
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