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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Promotions

Sheriff Jay Russell has announced the following promotions:

Sergeant Chris Wyles has been promoted to Lieutenant.  Lieutenant Wyles is an 18-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and had previously served on the OPSO Special Crimes Apprehension Team (SCAT) as a Sergeant. He will now serve as the Lieutenant and will continue his assignment to SCAT.

Sergeant Brett Thompson has transferred to the Special Crimes and Apprehension Team.  Sergeant Thompson is a 19-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office.  He has previously worked in the Investigative Division before transferring back to Patrol.  He will now serve as the Sergeant and first line supervisor of SCAT.

Deputy Richie Evans, a 7-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, has been promoted to Corporal.  He will now serve as a training officer for new Patrol Deputies.

Join us in congratulating these Deputies on their promotions!


Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team Competes in Tactical Competition

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team recently competed in a competition sponsored by the Louisiana Tactical Police Officers Association and hosted by the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office. The competition is held each year in different areas of the state and is designed for the various SWAT teams to practice and sharpen their training, in addition to becoming more familiar with each other in the event they work together in a critical incident situation. The competition consisted of an obstacle course and shooting events where competitors worked against the clock.

The OPSO team won 1st place in the Sniper and Patrol Rifle competition, 2nd place in Handgun, 3rd place in shotgun and the obstacle course.  The team finished in 2nd place overall.

This is a very competitive event each year.  We are proud of their efforts and accomplishment.  Join us in congratulating them for their success.

Congratulations Academy Class #150!

Earlier tonight the graduation ceremony for Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office-North Delta Training Academy Class #150 was held.  Thirty-four officers, representing 18 agencies in our North Delta region,  completed the 18 weeks of intense training and are now LA. Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified.  Join us in wishing them all the best as they return to their respective agencies and continue their careers!



Congratulations to These Graduating Seniors!

Sheriff Russell and Deputies congratulated these six young men today for their hard work and accomplishments. All six completed the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office DMAC program at a younger age and have gone on to graduate their respective high schools this year. All six plan to attend college this fall. We are very proud of them!
Myron Thomas-Southern University
JaTyren Dorsey-Louisiana Delta College
Malik Williams-ULM
Charlie Robinson-LA Tech
Fred Jackson-LA Tech
Jamarion Treadway-LSU Alexandria

Congratulations to these graduating seniors and we wish you the very best for your career paths!