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The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office is sad to announce the passing of Retired Major Tillman Brown. Major Brown served OPSO from February 1970 to June 1992 and again from July 1996 to June 2000. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at Miller Funeral Home
On June 8, 2012 at approximately 10:00pm, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office was called to 4541 Winnsboro Rd., Monroe, LA, in reference to a homicide investigation. During the initial investigation Dexter L. Burkhalter, 41, and Russell L. Atkins, 38, were found deceased at the scene. The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office
"At 5:50am this morning a Ouachita Parish Sheriff's patrol unit was dispatched to the 5300 block of Cypress Street, West Monroe, Louisiana in reference to a homicide investigation," said Sheriff-Elect Jay Russell. According to video evidence, Desmond West, 34, struck the victim, his wife, Katherine West, 35 with a vehicle.
On May 30, 2012 a routine traffic stop lead to the arrest of Lance A. Johnston, age 45 of Farmerville, LA. Patrol Deputy Kyle Walker determined that Johnston was a wanted fugitive from Jefferson Parish and that the large air conditioning unit that he was hauling was also stolen from
DATE HAS BEEN UPDATED Date:     Saturday, July 21, 2012 Time:        8:00am - 5:00pm Cost:          Basic Course $100.00 Call (318) 807-1188 for Registration This is a great class for ANYONE that wants to learn more about firearms including safety, operation, etc.  
Sheriff-Elect Russell advises readiness for 2012 hurricane season May 27 – June 2 National Hurricane Preparedness Week Early forecasts anticipate this year’s hurricane season, beginning June 1 and lasting through November 30, will be a less active season compared to last year. Renowned hurricane forecast predictors Philip Klotzbach and Professor
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office teamed up with Star 101.9 to promote seat belt safety. A checkpoint was conducted by OPSO to check drivers and their occupants for seat belts. If a driver came through the checkpoint at the announced time with their seat belt on and the correct secret
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office SWAT Team recently participated in the Louisiana Tactical Police Officer's Association team competition. The competition consisted of five events including obstacle course, handgun, shotgun, rifle and a sniper course. Out of 13 teams from across the state, OPSO SWAT finished 2nd in Handgun, 3rd in
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program recently held graduation for students that participated in the program. This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of a current telephone phishing scam. Scammers are masking their phone number to show up on caller IDs as the Sheriff’s Office main line, 318.329.1200. Once the phone is answered, the scammer tells the victim they are being investigated for credit
OPSO Special Crimes Apprehension Team Division recently conducted a two day buy/bust that resulted in 15 arrests, 1 recovered stolen vehicle, 2 recovered stolen firearms, and the removal of amounts of cocaine, marijuana, and PCP from the streets.
Date:     Saturday, May 26, 2012 Time:        8:00am - 5:00pm Cost:          Basic Course $100.00 Call (318) 807-1188 for Registration and to inquire about the Lady's Hand Gun course scheduled for March 14 & 17. This is a great class for ANYONE that wants