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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team recently competed in a competition sponsored by the Louisiana Tactical Police Officers Association and hosted by the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office. The competition is held each year in different areas of the state and is designed for the various SWAT teams to practice and
Sr. Investigator Scott Bullock, a 17-year veteran, has been promoted to Sergeant in the Patrol Division. He previously served in the Investigations Division and will now be a first-line supervisor on his shift. Congratulations Sergeant Scott Bullock!
Earlier tonight the graduation ceremony for Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office-North Delta Training Academy Class #150 was held.  Thirty-four officers, representing 18 agencies in our North Delta region,  completed the 18 weeks of intense training and are now LA. Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified.  Join us in wishing them
Deputy Amber Duff, a 6-year veteran at the Ouachita Correctional Center, has been promoted to Corporal. As Corporal, she will serve as the first line supervisor of her shift in the Booking section. Congratulations Corporal Duff!
Sheriff Russell and Deputies congratulated these six young men today for their hard work and accomplishments. All six completed the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office DMAC program at a younger age and have gone on to graduate their respective high schools this year. All six plan to attend college this fall.
Sheriff Jay Russell has announced the following promotions: Lt. Todd Walden of the Patrol Division has been promoted to the rank of Shift Captain. Captain Walden, a 24-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, had previously served as a Shift Lieutenant. Sr. Investigator Jacob Greer, an 11-year veteran, has been promoted
Captain Denverd Sams is retiring after 32 years of service to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and residents of Ouachita Parish. Captain Sams began his career in Corrections 1991, then joined the Reserve Unit in 1992, before returning to Corrections in 1995. He transferred to the Patrol Division in 1998,
Today we honor our fallen brother, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Justin L. Beard. Deputy Beard lost his life in the line of duty on April 30, 2017.  He was fatally injured in a traffic accident while responding to a burglar alarm during a severe thunderstorm. He was a well-respected deputy
Earlier today, Sheriff Russell presented Noah Bates the Sheriff’s Good Samaritan Award, recognizing him for rendering aid in an attempt to save the life of a young drowning victim on April 19, 2023. Mr. Bates was notified a swimmer had been in distress in a swimming pool. He immediately went
Deputy Minette Burt is retiring from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.  Deputy Burt began her career here in Communications in 2003, then transferred to the Civil Division before serving in the Records Division the last several years. She is retiring with 20 years of service to OPSO and the community.
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office will offer a CCW class in two segments, Tuesday, May 30, 2023 and Thursday, June 1, 2023. Tuesday’s class will consist of Classroom presentation and no guns will be needed.  Thursday’s class will be firearm qualification and firearms are required. Participants will need to bring
Looking for a New and Exciting Career? The Ouachita Correctional Center May Be For YOU! The Ouachita Correctional Center is currently hiring. We offer: Paid employee health insurance Pension Investment Deferred Compensation Plan Comp time, holiday, vacation and sick time Opportunities for advancement Staring salary of $44,287 with a $500