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This two-day camp is designed for youth 14-18 years old who want hands-on experience with a crime scene investigation. Students will have the opportunity to work on a mock crime scene and use engaging activities to solve the crime. Activities will include but are not limited to forensic art, fingerprint
The Teen Cadet Academy is a one-week summer program geared toward teens who are interested in law enforcement as a career choice. They are provided a working knowledge of all aspects of the daily operations of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. Young people who reside and attend school in Ouachita
Sheriff Jay Russell and Deputies are mourning the loss of Retired Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Sergeant Bobby Gilmore who passed away March 17, 2023. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 30, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Millers Funeral Home on Renwick in Monroe. Funeral Services will be at
Have you ever wondered... What is it like to attend a police academy? • What is it like to be a Law Enforcement Officer? • What are the laws in regard to firearms, arrest, search and seizure? • What is a crime scene and how do you work it? Through
Retired Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Thomas Ray Cook passed away March 11, 2023 after a lengthy illness. Ray was a 29-year veteran of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was employed in the Patrol Division 1971, later transferring to the Civil Division for several years before being promoted to
The Communications section of the Patrol Division is a vital part of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office that operates 24/7.  All incoming calls, including calls for service, go through the communications personnel.  These deputies are also responsible for radio dispatch information to Patrol and other Deputies in the field. It
Are you currently a certified EMT or LPN? Interested in a new career at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office in Corrections?  Lieutenant Deputy Donna Norman explains the responsibilities of the medical staff at the Ouachita Correctional Center and her sense of accomplishment helping others.  If you are interested in pursuing
Today, we pay tribute to our fallen brother, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Corporal J. R. Searcy, who lost his life in the line of duty while assisting with an arrest. On March 4, 2010, Cpl. Searcy volunteered to assist a fellow deputy locate and arrest a suspect in an aggravated
Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies Justin Dewey and Dakota Rodermund received the Meritorious Service Award from Acadian Ambulance representatives earlier today.  The two deputies were recognized for their life-saving medical efforts that ultimately saved the life of a gunshot victim in April 2022. The deputies responded to a reported shooting in
Sheriff Jay Russell and Deputies wish to thank Shannon Embanato and the students of the Sallie Humble Elementary Beta Club for hosting the First Responder Appreciation Luncheon today. We thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and the hospitality of the staff and students.  Thank you for your support of the Ouachita Parish
On Saturday, March 4th & Sunday March 5th, 2023 the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Glock Match Shooting Competition. The match is sponsored by the Glock Sport Shooting Foundation program. The course is simple and is great for beginning shooters. The total course consists of 3 stages of
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