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Corporal Joel Cobb has been promoted to Sergeant. A 14-year veteran, he had previously worked in Corrections before transferring to the Court Support Division. He will now supervise the Prisoner Transport section. Deputy Aaron Roberson, a 15-year veteran, has been promoted to Corporal. He will now serve as a training
Interested in a career at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office in Corrections? The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is hiring Correctional Officers for the Ouachita Correctional Center. Here is Deputy Aguilar to tell you about what it takes! Interested?  Click the employment tab in the menu box on this website for
Sheriff Jay Russell and Deputies want to thank Pastor John Yates, Congregational Care Pastor Norman Bryant and the congregation of Rowland Road Baptist Church for providing lunch today for the OPSO Patrol Day Shift and office personnel in the Courthouse. The lasagna was great! Each year for the past several
Sheriff Jay Russell has announced the following promotion at the Ouachita Correctional Center: Corporal Eli Young is a four-year veteran of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, assigned to security at OCC.  As Corporal, he will now serve as a first line supervisor of the Deputies on his shift. Congratulations Corporal
Sheriff Jay Russell has announced the following promotions in the Supervisory staff at OPSO: Colonel Larry Knight is a 30-year veteran of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and previously served as the Major over the Investigative Division. Colonel Knight will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office. Major Jay
Today we pay tribute to our fallen brother, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Michael Swallow. Lt. Swallow passed away on January 8, 2022 due to a medical emergency while on duty. He was a 25-year veteran of the department and was very well respected by fellow Deputies, the Law Enforcement
Sergeant Wayne Heckford is retiring after serving 31 years with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. In 1996, he was assigned the newly formed Code Enforcement division, responsible for enforcing the litter abatement ordinances for Ouachita Parish.  He continued in that role until his retirement. Through his leadership and dedication to
Sheriff Russell, Chief Deputy Mashaw and Warden Campbell congratulate Deputy Patricia Holland on her retirement earlier today.  Deputy Holland is retiring after 22.5 years of service at the Ouachita Correctional Center. During her career, she has worked in various assignments at OCC, spending the last 10 years assigned to the
Sheriff Jay Russell and Deputies hosted a retirement party today for veteran Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Colonel James Purvis. Colonel Purvis has served 37 years with the department, starting in 1985 as a Patrol Deputy. He later transferred to Metro Narcotics for 10 years, then to Investigations.  In 2001, he
Closed-December 24th through December 26th for Christmas Open-December 27th through December 30th Closed December 31st & Jan 1st for New Years Open-January 3rd, resuming normal winter hours of: Tues-Friday-9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday-8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday
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Sheriff Jay Russell and Deputies served lunches to Seniors at the Ouachita Council on Aging Christmas With The Stars annual luncheon today. We support the Council on Aging and the services they provide to our Seniors. It was our privilege to participate in the event.