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  • 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 »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE OFFERS WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office is offering a Women’s Self-Defense Class on Oct. 4 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... more »
  • BOSSIER DEPUTY TERMINATED FOLLOWING DOMESTIC ABUSE ARREST
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington terminated a deputy Tuesday morning following the deputy’s arrest for domestic abuse earlier this morning. Billy J. Bonacci, 45, of the 400 block of Joe Lewis Road in Haughton, was arrested and charged with domestic abuse battery by... more »
  • GOT DRUGS? BRING THEM TO THE BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR DISPOSAL
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says residents can turn in their unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal at the Viking Drive Substation at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City on Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The National Take-Back... more »
  • SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT SCREENS 434 VEHICLES, NETS 4 ARRESTS
    The Bossier Sheriff Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint late Friday evening in the 4,000 block of Airline Dr. Officers screened 434 vehicles, made four arrests and issued 15 citations for various offenses . Bossier City Police Department and Louisiana State Police also assisted. The checkpoint... more »
  • BOSSIER PARISH NATIONAL NIGHT OUT SET FOR OCTOBER
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington encourages neighborhoods and residents in the parish to participate in Bossier Parish National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6 - 9 p.m. Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, along with other area law enforcement agencies, moved their Night... more »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON TO OPEN RIFLE RANGE TO PUBLIC
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington will open the Bossier Sheriff’s Office rifle range for three weekends starting Sept. 26 for use by the public to sight in their rifles. The range, located at 2955 Old Plain Dealing Road in Plain Dealing, will be... more »
  • OPERATION BLESSING FOOD BANK PROGRAM MOVES
    Sgt. Tina Fruge of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office gives a tour of the new Operation Blessing food bank program Monday afternoon to (l-r) Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and Operation Blessing volunteers, Gene Wilson, Bob Dawsey, Jim Loftis and Barbara Loftis. The program relocated from... more »
  • NORTH LOUISIANA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY CLASS 012 BEGINS TODAY
    The North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy in Plain Dealing began the next Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) class for 25 law enforcement officers today. The police academy, hosted by the Bossier Sheriff's Office, has recruits from 11 law enforcement agencies in north Louisiana... more »
  • FORMER BOSSIER SHERIFF VOL DOOLEY DIES
    Former Bossier Parish Sheriff Vol S. Dooley, Jr., 87 , who served as Sheriff from 1976 to 1988, passed away Monday evening in Bossier City following a lengthy illness. Dooley began his law enforcement career with the Louisiana State Police in... more »
  • LOCK IT OR LOSE IT
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office would like to remind residents to “Lock It Or Lose It,” a campaign to raise awareness of automobile break-ins. It is important to make it tougher for criminals to target you and your property. These are crimes of opportunity... more »
  • SUSPECT SOUGHT FOR STEALING SHINGLES
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted for stealing bundles of shingles from a construction site in Benton after two other suspects have already been taken into custody. Enrique “Rickey” Palmer, 25, of Shreveport, is wanted... more »
  • BOSSIER SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS READY FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR
    Kneeling (l-r): Sgt. Adam Johnson, Deputies Rickey Speir, Paul Hopkins, Norman Craig, Mike Freeman and Capt. Danny Dison. Standing (l-r): Deputies Dusty Crenshaw, Skip Orgeron, John Jeter, Lane Tuggle, Greg Barnard, Carl Jones, Jeremy Johnston, Ken Gay, Daryl Brown, Kathy Naron, Mike Almond, Ralph... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S D.A.R.E CAR WINS 1ST PLACE
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. car won first place in the “Open Division” at the D.A.R.E. Car Show Thursday during the 23nd annual Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers Association Training Conference held this week in Pineville, La. Bossier bested three other entries in their division... more »
  • 30th YOUNG MARINES CLASS GRADUATES
    Twenty-nine recruits ranging from eight years old to teen years earned the title as Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines as Class 30 graduated in front of a packed house of 200 people Friday night at the Bossier Sheriff's Substation in Bossier City. Retired... more »