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  • 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 »
  • 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 »