OPSO Receives Grant to Help Combat Littering in Ouachita Parish

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office has again been selected as a recipient of the Healthy Communities Grant by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the State’s premier anti-litter and community improvement organization.

This year’s grant, in the amount of $10,000 will support the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s office Stop Littering Abatement Program (SLAP), an initiative to educate and engage the Ouachita Parish community in order to reduce the amount of litter along our local roadways.  The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, formed the Code Enforcement Unit several years ago to address the littering problem in unincorporated areas of Ouachita Parish.  The deputies assigned to this unit are responsible for handling litter related complaints.  This grant will be used directly to enhance the effectiveness of this unit in addressing the litter problem in Ouachita Parish.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Inc. is the state’s anti-litter and community improvement organization focused on education, enforcement, awareness and cleanups.  Affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s mission is to promote personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana.  With a network of 39 affiliates in communities throughout the state, over 23,000 volunteers work toward a clean and beautiful Louisiana.

For more information or to provide information concerning illegal littering activity, contact:

Sergeant Wayne Heckford

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office

(318) 327-1345 ext. 3018