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  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
Earlier today, Sheriff Jay Russell and Chief Deputy Marc Mashaw presented Leslie Vowles representing HATS (Horse Assisted Therapy Services of North LA) a donation in the amount of $3000.00.  The donation comes from the proceeds received from anglers competing in the annual OPSO Bass Tournament on the Ouachita held on
Funeral Arrangements for Retired Lieutenant Harry Brown Sheriff Jay Russell and Deputies are mourning the loss of Retired Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Harry Brown.  Lt. Brown passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Lt. Brown was employed by OPSO in 1973 under the administration of Sheriff Baily Grant.  He began
Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell and Deputies are mourning the loss of Retired Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Captain James Cannon.  Captain Cannon passed away August 31, 2022. He began his career at OPSO in the Patrol Division in 1996, where he served until he retired in 2008 with 12 years