Sexual Harassment Policy

It is the policy of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO) that all employees have the right to work in an environment free from all forms of harassment, including Sexual Harassment. OPSO does not condone and will not tolerate any harassment, direct and
immediate action will be taken to prevent such behavior.

Sexual Harassment exists when any unwelcome and unwanted sexual advances, requests
for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct occurs with any or all the following

  • When submission to such conduct is either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment.
  • When submission to such conduct is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting the individual.
  • When such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

If you encounter such abuses from a supervisor, fellow employee, or vendor of OPSO you should report the incident(s) to your supervisor, Division Commander, or the Colonel as soon as possible so that steps can be taken to protect the employee from further harassment, and appropriate investigative and disciplinary measures may be initiated.

The full Harassment Policy of OPSO can be obtained by contacting Public Information Deputy Glenn Springfield at 318-410-2461 or via email at