OPSO Hosts Free Internet Awareness and Safety Classes for Parents

UPDATE:  For now, the classes are to be held as scheduled.  However, we will monitor the weather and make the final decision Monday based on weather predictions.  The information will be posted here and those registered will be notified via email if the classes are postponed.


The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office will host two classes in February 2021 for interested parents to increase their awareness of the potential dangers children can be exposed to on the Internet.

Dates:  Class #1-February 16, 2021

Class #2-February 18, 2021

Times: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Academy

(Located at the Ouachita Parish Rifle Range in West Monroe)

Registration Deadline: February 10, 2021

Class size is limited to 35 for each session.

Topics will include website identification, mobile apps, current trends and other Internet based activity that put children in danger of being victimized. Also included will be discussion of cases that illustrate how children are victimized, information concerning the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and laws governing children’s activity while online.

Instructors will be law enforcement personnel specially trained in investigating internet crimes against children from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, the Louisiana State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Pre-Registration: Click the link below for the registration form. Once you have completed the form, email it to NDTA@opso.net to complete your registration process.

Be sure to note which class date you wish to attend on the Registration Form

 Registration Form Link:


 If you need more information concerning the classes, email Sr. Investigator James Humphrey at James.Humphrey@opso.net