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Bossier Sheriff-Bossier City Police form White-Collar Crime Task Force

Posted: Dec 28, 2012 6:15 AM

The Bossier Sheriff's Office and Bossier City Police Department have teamed once again and formed the Bossier Combined White Collar Task Force to combat crimes of identity theft, fraud, embezzlement and the like.

"Combining our efforts will allow us to better investigate, track and arrest those who commit such acts," said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington. "These crimes are often committed for illegal monetary gain, and although the victim may not be harmed physically, the results can be devastating. Our job is to work together to stop it."

"This partnership is another example of how teamwork between our two agencies will ultimately benefit the residents of Bossier," said Bossier City Chief of Police Shane McWilliams. "I was pleased when we initiated the Joint Narcotics Task Force back in October, and now with the combining of our white collar crime resources, it emphasizes our commitment to targeting this illegal activity all throughout the parish."

Both agencies will now share the same office space at the Bossier City Police Department headquarters, better utilizing resources, enhancing communication and cooperation and providing a better delivery of services to the citizens of Bossier. The jurisdictional lines have now been erased so that detectives from both agencies can more efficiently investigate white collar crime cases throughout the city and parish.

Persons who wish to report any white collar crimes or any other criminal activity can contact the Bossier Sheriff's Office at 318-965-2203 or make a tip at the Crime Tip Hotline at www.BossierSheriff.com. You can also contact the Bossier City Police Department at 741-8611. Callers can remain anonymous.