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  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday evening into Saturday morning, Feb. 20-21, at an undisclosed location in Bossier Parish. The goal of the checkpoint is to identify and remove impaired drivers from the road before they cause injury or death to themselves... more »
  • 4-H CLUB DONATES GIFTS TO FIRST RESPONDERS
    Benton Elementary 4 th - and 5 th -grade 4-H Club members collected snacks, water, candy, treats and other gifts, packed them in more than 120 bags and presented them to area first responders. Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington said, “The 4-H club... more »
  • YOUNG MARINES TO HOLD NEXT RECRUIT CLASS
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington will hold the next recruit training class for the Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines program from March 7 – April 6 at the Young Marines headquarters located at 1518 Cox Street in Bossier City. Boys and girls aged 8 to 18 can... more »
  • NORTH LOUISIANA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY CLASS 013 BEGINS FRIDAY
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington will welcome 26 recruits to the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy Friday as Class 013 begins nearly three months of training to become certified law enforcement officers. The recruits will begin an 11 ½ week Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE USES SOCIAL MEDIA IN HOPES OF IDENTIFYING FEMALE HOMICIDE VICTIM
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is using social media to solicit the public’s help in identifying a young female found deceased with multiple stab wounds in Bossier Parish more than 34 years ago. A Facebook site under the name “Bossier Doe” was created Feb. 6 by... more »
  • SHERIFF'S OFFICE LOOKING FOR MISSING MAN WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a Bossier Parish man with mental health issues who has been missing for three days. The mother of Boshmone “Bosh” Cord Higgins, 25, informed the Bossier Sheriff’s Office that her son left... more »
  • SHERIFF WARNS RESIDENTS ABOUT SCAM USING GREEN DOT CARDS
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington warns residents about becoming victims to the Green Dot MoneyPak card scam where criminals attempt to collect money from people under the guise of winning the lottery or some other type of con. "These types of scams... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE OFFERS WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office is offering a Women’s Self-Defense Class on Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Viking Drive Substation located at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City. The class is offered at no charge to residents of Bossier Parish and is... more »
  • EDUCATOR ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL CONDUCT WITH STUDENT
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says an ACT Prep Coach employee contracted by the Bossier Parish School Board was arrested Thursday afternoon for sexual relations with a high school student. Jonathan Gill, 46, of the 900 block of Montrose Dr. in Shreveport, was charged with prohibited... more »
  • Bossier Parish crime remains low while population steadily rises
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington releases 2014 crime statistics for the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office that show a 5.2 percent decrease in crime. There were 851 crimes in the parish in 2014, which comprises 411 person crimes and 440 property crimes. In... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is accepting applications from Bossier Parish students for a $500 college scholarship with the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student from Bossier Parish and is made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary... more »
  • BOSSIER LEADERS PLANT TREES
    Earlier today, Bossier leaders planted trees for Arbor Day, which is designated the third Friday in January for the state of Louisiana. Keep Bossier Beautiful, a non-profit organization, planned today’s events that took place at the Northw est Louisiana War Veterans’ Home, Carrie Martin Elementary School... more »
  • BLOOD DRIVE, MARROW REGISTRY HELD IN HONOR OF BOSSIER DEPUTY FIGHTING CANCER
    Watch a video interview with Sgt Barrett Lovell. http://vimeo.com/117386521 Bossier Sheriff’s Office joined with LifeShare Blood Centers Marrow Registry Program to host a blood and marrow registry drive in honor of a Bossier deputy who is battling cancer. The drive was held Jan. 20 from... more »
  • BOSSIER NARCOTICS TASK FORCE, HOTEL STAFF INTERCEPT MARIJUANA DELIVERY
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says agents with the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force arrested an out-of-towner hotel guest this morning after the hotel staff noticed something odd about a package mailed to the guest.... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE PROVIDES UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington hosted three young hunters with disabilities from the Dream Hunt Foundation over the weekend in north Bossier Parish. Dream Hunt Foundation is a Louisiana-based nonprofit organization that gives children with special needs or who are underprivileged the chance to... more »
  • BOSSIER DA PRESENTS $40K TO BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE
    The Bossier/Webster District Attorney’s Office presented a check Friday to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $40,389.47 as part of an asset forfeiture allocation in multiple drug and other investigations. District Attorney Schuyler Marvin gave the monies to Bossier Sheriff... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE LOOKING FOR FUGITIVE
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies are looking for a fugitive out of Tennessee who could possibly be in Bossier City after being dropped off this afternoon by his girlfriend. Bossier Sheriff’s Office, Bossier... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is providing an Annual Report that chronicles the past year’s accomplishments for the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and is available either online, at the three substations or at the courthouse. The 32-page Annual Report covers July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014,... more »
  • YOUNG MARINES CLASS 31 GRADUATES
    Photos by Allen J.M. Smith Clockwise from top: Young Marines Class 31 ; Promotions - Commander Lavaro Ramey and YM/Sgt. Rachel Elmore meritoriously promote to private first class (l-r) Frederick Jones, Jr.; James Williams; Makarious Brown, Jr.; Camden Johnson; Ty... more »
  • YOUNG MARINES CLASS 31 TO GRADUATE TONIGHT
    Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines Class 31 will graduate 25 recruits tonight at 6 p.m. at the Bossier Sheriff's Substation at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City. The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Dave Hadden, Senior Aerospace Science Instructor for Parkway High School’s Air... more »
  • Deputies, Posse members and Santa delivered toys to nearly 170 children in Bossier Parish
    See a video: http://youtu.be/J6rI_vbYLs0 Christmas came just a little bit early for some boys and girls Tuesday morning when deputies, Posse members and Santa delivered toys this morning as part of Operation Santa Claus. The special Christmas delivery was made to 167 children throughout Bossier Parish to help provide presents... more »
  • Bossier Task Force Arrests 15 In Drug Warrant Roundup
    Arrestees names are listed below. Photos and names are in alphabetical order: Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says agents with the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force arrested 15 persons wanted on various felony and misdemeanor drug charges during a... more »
  • Christmas Food Boxes Delivered
    See video here: http://youtu.be/mq49_eV9f2M Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington sent deputies and Sheriff’s Posse volunteers throughout the parish today to deliver about 500 Christmas food boxes to residents who might otherwise not have much of a Christmas dinner. At a news conference before the food was loaded into patrol... more »
  • Bossier Volunteer Guild Donates
    Pattie Lachle with the Bossier Volunteers Guild presents a $500 donation to Capt. Doug Lauter of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Monday to support Operation Blessing, the parish food bank program. “Donations like this go a long way to feed the elderly and needy here in Bossier Parish,” said Bossier Sheriff... more »
  • Video of Benton Rotary Club Christmas Parade
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  • Sobriety Checkpoint Screens 400 Vehicles, Nets 4 Arrests
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint late Friday evening in the 5,600 block of Barksdale Blvd. Officers screened 400 vehicles, made four arrests and issued 10 citations for various offenses . The Bossier City Police Department and Louisiana State Police also assisted. The checkpoint began at 10... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday evening into Saturday morning, Dec. 12-13, at an undisclosed location in Bossier Parish. The goal of the checkpoint is to identify and remove impaired drivers from the road before they cause injury or death to themselves... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEEDS HELP IN IDENTIFYING FEMALE KILLED 34 YEARS AGO
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is asking the public’s help in identifying a young female found deceased with multiple stab wounds in Bossier Parish nearly 34 years ago. Back on Jan. 28, 1981, hunters found a decomposed body in the woods about a mile off of... more »
  • YOUNG MARINES TO HOLD NEXT RECRUIT CLASS
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington will hold the next recruit training class for the Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines program from Dec. 20 – Jan. 5 at the Young Marines headquarters located at 1518 Cox Street in Bossier City. Boys and girls aged 8... more »
  • OPERATION SANTA CLAUS BEGINS
    Santa Claus made an early visit this morning with two dozen children from Northside Elementary School at Townsquare Media in Shreveport to kick off Operation Santa Claus, which has provided toys to disadvantaged children since 1984. Shreveport Fire Department, Shreveport Police Department,... more »
  • D.A.R.E. GRADUATIONS BEGIN IN BOSSIER PARISH
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington will graduate 902 Bossier Parish 5 th graders from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program at nine elementary schools now through Dec. 17. The first graduation took place this morning for 52 students at Bossier Elementary School, and graduation ceremonies... more »
  • BOSSIER PARISH PROPERTY TAX NOTICES MAILED TODAY
    Bossier Parish property tax notices were mailed today, and homeowners can make their payments via mail , online or walk-in at four convenient locations. If mailing a payment, send it to the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, Property Tax Department, P.O. Box 850, Benton, LA 71006.... more »
  • COUPLE WANTED FOR CASHING $2K IN WORTHLESS CHECKS
    The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force is asking the public’s help in identifying two people involved in fraudulent check cashing. Surveillance video shows a black man and black woman using worthless checks at local grocery stores in Bossier City, Benton, Bossier City,... more »
  • TWO MEN ROB SOUTH BOSSIER BUSINESS, STRONG-ARM CLERK
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office is seeking two black male suspects who strong-arm robbed a female clerk at a south Bossier business around noon Saturday. Surveillance video shows two black men entering Red River Casino at the 7900 block of Barksdale Blvd. at 11:45 a.m. Saturday,... more »
  • NORTH LOUISIANA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY GRADUATES 20
    Twenty recruits from eight different agencies became certified P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) law enforcement officers during the graduation of Class 012 from the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy on Nov. 14. The guest speaker was Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, who encouraged the... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF TO STUDENTS: "DO NOT MAKE THREATENING COMMENTS OR BRING WEAPONS TO SCHOOL"
    What may be considered just playing around or trying to impress others when it comes to threatening comments or weapons, whether toy guns or real, can cause more than school disciplinary action, Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says. It can also end up getting a student arrested.... more »
  • NORTH LOUISIANA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY TO GRADUATE 20 RECRUITS FRIDAY
    North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy will hold a graduation ceremony Friday for 20 law enforcement officers of Class 012 as they receive their Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certifications. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 14 at the training facility located at... more »
  • SHERIFF ENCOURAGES DEPUTY BATTLING CANCER
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington visited with Sgt. Barrett Lovell of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Wednesday afternoon while Barrett spends a few days at home waiting for his next round of chemotherapy in Houston. Thirty-two-year old Barrett has been receiving treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia at... more »
  • BURGLAR STEALS FUNDRAISING MONEY FROM BOSSIER SCHOOL, SOUGHT BY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says an unidentified burglar caught on camera is wanted by the Bossier Sheriff’s Office for breaking into a Bossier Parish elementary school and stealing money collected in a fundraising campaign. Surveillance video from Benton Elementary School shows a man breaking into... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S DEPUTY PLACES IN MOTORCYCLE COMPETITION
    A Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputy took home 2 nd place in his division during his first-ever motorcycle competition at the 16 th Annual Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills Competition Oct. 7-11 in Gonzales, La. Deputy Jonathan Colgin, along with Sgt. Jeff Pleasants from the Bossier... more »
  • PARENTS OF RUNAWAY BOY ARRESTED ON ABUSE, DRUG CHARGES
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says the father and step-mother of the 11-year-old boy who ran away from his Plain Dealing home Tuesday evening have been arrested on six charges of physical child abuse, neglect and drug use. Ernest W. Bell III, 43,... more »
  • UPDATE: Youth Runaway FOUND!
    Grayson “Blayne” Bell was found around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at a residence about five miles from his home after being gone for about 25 hours. He was hungry and tired after spending the night in the woods and was found by a family who... more »
  • ALERT: BOSSIER SHERIFFS OFFICE SEEKS RUNAWAY YOUTH
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance in locating an 11-year-old boy who has apparently run away from home in northeast Bossier Parish. Grayson Bell, 11, who resides with his dad at the 700 block of Kilgore Road just north... more »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON REMINDS MOTORISTS OF SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington encourages motorists to be mindful of school bus safety as hundreds of buses and thousands of children head to school and back each and every weekday in Bossier Parish. “I can’t stress enough the importance of keeping our children safe while... more »
  • BOSSIER PARISH YOUTH DIES FOLLOWING ACCIDENTAL GUN DISCHARGE
    An 8-year-old boy died Saturday afternoon from a single gunshot wound following an accidental discharge of a revolver by his brother at their residence in northern Bossier Parish. Just before 3 p.m. today, Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the residence at the 200... more »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON OFFERS CONCEALED HANDGUN TRAINING
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is offering concealed handgun training on Saturday, Oct. 18, for those who want obtai n their Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit. The training will be begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Bossier Sheriff's Office range located at 2977 Old... more »
  • WANTED MAN CAPTURED
    WANTED MAN CAPTURED Enrique Palmer was captured by Shreveport Police and booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility on Oct. 2. Charges are four counts of felony theft and criminal trespassing with a bond of $111,500. Palmer was wanted out of Bossier Parish... more »
  • BOSSIER PARISH NIGHT OUT EVENTS SCHEDULED
    Various events are scheduled for Bossier Parish Night Out (as part of National Night Out) on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6 – 9 p.m. Deputies and first responders will be joining residents at their block parties throughout the parish. “We always look forward to this... more »
  • BOSSIER DEPUTY RESCUES STRANDED BOATER ON CYPRESS LAKE
    Bossier deputies rescued a 69-year-old man Monday who was exhausted and stuck knee-deep in mud at Cypress Lake near the Highway 162 boat launch after he swam a few hundred yards unsuccessfully to retrieve the wayward boat he had just launched. Bill Culbertson of Benton... more »
  • BOSSIER TASK FORCE CITES SIX OF 22 BUSINESSES FOR UNDERAGE ALCOHOL SALES
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says agents with the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force completed a check of 22 businesses in the city and parish over the past two weeks to ensure their compliance with not selling alcohol to customers under the age of 21. Task Force... more »