Home » Public Info » News Release » News Archive

News Archive

  • HAUGHTON MAN ARRESTED FOR MOLESTATION, CHILD PORN
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a Haughton man was arrested for molesting a juvenile and possessing child pornography. Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Gerry D. Portis, 55, of the 8800 block of Tall Pines Road in Haughton, March 27 and charged him with two counts of molesting a... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF: DO NOT HARASS, BULLY OR THREATEN - Warning to students about online postings on Burnbook and other online platforms
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington warns students, parents and teachers about a troubling trend involving a mobile app being used by young people to make supposedly anonymous online postings that could be criminal and lead to arrests. The app is called Burnbook, and it claims to... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE LAUNCHES SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is encouraging residents to stay better connected to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office with the recent launch of a new mobile app and Twitter feed. These new outreach efforts are being added to our agency’s existing social media and online... more »
  • BOSSIER DEPUTIES GRADUATE TRAFFIC CRASH INVESTIGATION SCHOOL
    Three Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies recently graduated from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Traffic Crash Investigation school. The 2-part class was held at the Bossier City Police Training Center and lasted four weeks. A total of 17 law enforcement officers from... more »
  • HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARRESTED, VICTIM IDENTIFIED
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATES HOMICIDE OF WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN HAUGHTON
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office is investigating the homicide of a female in her mid-30s found dead inside of a pickup truck around 11 a.m. Sunday morning in Haughton. Neighbors contacted the Sheriff’s Office after they located the truck in a pasture about 300 yards off... more »
  • WHO KILLED CAROL ANN COLE? BOSSIER INVESTIGATORS SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP ONCE AGAIN
  • FIVE TEENS ARRESTED FOR STEALING ATVs
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says five teenagers between the ages of 15 to 16 were arrested over the past few days for stealing multiple four wheelers and a go kart. Bossier Sheriff’s detectives along with the Haughton Police Department arrested (four) 15-year-old boys and (one)... more »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON NAMED PUBLIC OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR BY SOCIAL WORKERS
    National Association of Social Workers Shreveport Region Vice Chair Loreta Leavitt presents the Public Official of the Year award to Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington at the organization’s Annual Social Workers’ Banquet in Shreveport Thursday. Also honored were Tiffany Williams, Student of the... more »
  • TROOPERS SUPPORT BOSSIER DEPUTY BATTLING CANCER
    Troopers with Louisiana State Police are showing their support for a fellow law enforcement officer with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office as a way to encourage him while he undergoes cancer treatment in Houston. Louisiana State Troopers Association, Troop G Affiliate, presented a... more »
  • "BOSSIER DOE" IDENTIFIED
    (Carol Ann Cole - Left, Bossier Doe - Right) Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington confirms the identity of a young girl, recently dubbed “Bossier Doe,” whose decomposed body was discovered on a logging road off of Highway 157 near Princeton 34... more »
  • "BOSSIER DOE" NEWS CONFERENCE 2:00 P.M.
    CLICK LINK TO WATCH "BOSSIER DOE" NEWS CONFERENCE, BEGINS AT 2:00 P.M.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEYaLzp3Z-4 more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF JULIAN WHITTINGTON TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE "BOSSIER DOE" CASE
    BOSSIER SHERIFF JULIAN WHITTINGTON TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE "BOSSIER DOE" CASE. THE NEWS CONFERENCE WILL STREAM LIVE ON THE BOSSIER SHERIFF FACEBOOK PAGE AT 2:00 P.M. “Bossier Doe” is the name dubbed to an unidentified female who was found deceased by hunters... more »
  • BOSSIER RESIDENT CELEBRATES 103RD BIRTHDAY WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, DEPUTIES
    A Bossier Parish resident turned 103 years old yesterday. Edna Teutsch Arnold, 103, family, friends and Bossier deputies celebrated her birthday at David Beard’s Catfish King in Bossier City. Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington said, “She has been a friend of the... more »
  • DOC SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM AT BOSSIER CORRECTIONS WINS AWARD
    Forty-three men incarcerated at the Bossier Parish Correctional Facility in Plain Dealing graduated this morning from the 29 th class of the Steve Hoyle Intensive Substance Abuse Program (SHISAP), a substance abuse rehabilitation program that was recently recognized for its efforts... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE REMEMBERS FALLEN DEPUTY, Only Bossier Deputy to Die in the Line of Duty
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and the Bossier Sheriff’s Office remember one of their deputies whose watch ended this day, 61 years ago. On Feb. 27, 1954, Bossier Parish Deputy Maurice Miller was serving an arrest warrant to a man at a residence... more »
  • SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT SCREENS 628 VEHICLES, NETS EIGHT ARRESTS
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint Friday, Feb. 20 in the 8,000 block of E. Texas St. Officers screened 628 vehicles, made eight arrests and issued 15 citations for various offenses . Bossier City Police Department and Louisiana State Police also assisted. The... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF TO CLOSE ADMIN OFFICES WEDNESDAY,
  • Missing teens sought
  • Bossier Deputy Receives National VFW Award
    A Bossier deputy received national recognition from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Thursday as a result of his quick action in January 2014 that saved a man from an apartment complex fire in Benton, La. Bossier Deputy Darryl Ware received... more »
  • 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
    http://youtu.be/1jAjySzedQQ more »
  • 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 »