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Today, we held our annual OPSO Halloween Costume Contest.  The event is a lot of fun and each year judging is tough as everyone has great costume ideas.  This year, First Place went to Cruella, Second Place went to The Joker, and Third went to the Baker & Cupcake. Special
Sheriff Jay Russell and Deputies Offer Halloween Safety Tips With tricks and treats fast approaching, Sheriff Jay Russell and deputies of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to make the public aware of some Halloween safety tips to keep kids safe. Top tips to keep your kids safe on
An investigation into suspected drug activity by Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Special Crimes Apprehension Team (SCAT) in the 700 block of New Natchitoches Street in West Monroe has resulted in the arrest of Devin V. Britton. Britton has been booked into OCC on numerous drug charges stemming from narcotics and firearms
  Did you know according to statistics from the Department of Justice and Watch Systems LLC, an estimated 80% of all addresses have at least one sex offender within one mile?  Forty-five percent of sexual assault victims are under twelve, and 75% of victims know their attacker.  Over half of
Beginning Sunday, October 23rd, 2022 the Public Range will be open for pistol and rifle use on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. through the Christmas Holiday. The archery and 5 stand ranges will be closed.
Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell and Deputies welcomed the Gulf Coast Brotherhood Ride to the Ouachita Parish Rifle Range Friday afternoon. The group is comprised of First Responders from various states in the Southeast United States. Each year, the group honors First Responders who have lost their lives in the
Sheriff Jay Russell and Deputies joined Sgt. Wayne Seidenspinner today to celebrate his upcoming retirement from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.  Sgt. Seidenspinner is retiring after 20 years of service in the Court Support Division.  Wayne enjoys the outdoors, working at his camp and is looking forward to this hunting
Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell and Deputies joined Deputy Rhonda Perritt earlier today in celebration of her retirement from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Perritt is retiring after 25 years of service in the Records Division. She was very knowledgeable of her job responsibilities and will be missed by
  The OPSO Youth Fishing Tournament held Saturday was a huge success.  The weather was great and several fish were brought in to the weigh-in.  Two-hundred and fifty kids entered this year’s event. Judging by the smiles, they had a great time, as did the parents.  Trophies were awarded in
Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators currently have active warrants on Xzavior Darnell Osteen, B/M, age 20 and Xavier Akeem Migel Clark, B/M, age 30. Each has been charged with one count of: Simple Burglary Aggravated Burglary Motor Vehicle Theft Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Unauthorized Use of an Access
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Major Larry Knight, a 29 year law enforcement veteran, has graduated from the 283rd session of the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Graduation ceremonies were held earlier today. Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy offers 10
Sheriff Jay Russell and all of the OPSO Deputies want to thank the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce and all of the sponsors listed on the poster for the First Responder Appreciation Luncheon held earlier today.  The BBQ was great!  We appreciate your continued prayers and support of the