The Records Section processes all Offense Reports made by our Deputies and must meet State and National specifications when reporting offenses to the State. The Records Department was certified by L.I.B.R.S. (Louisiana Information Based Reporting System) in 2004, after extensive testing by the L.I.B.R.S. certification system. To keep this State certification the Bossier Sheriff’s Office must maintain a standard of 96% accuracy. The Records Section consistently has a 99% monthly accuracy rate.
Frequently asked questions:
What is an Offense Report?
A written narrative of a “call for service” performed by a dispatched deputy. The call can be anything from a simple animal or noise complaint to a homicide.
Where can I pick up a report?
A copy of an Offense Report can be obtained from the Bossier Parish Courthouse in Benton with office hours Monday – Friday, 8:00a.m. until 4:30 p.m., the Viking Drive Substation in Bossier City with office hours Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., the Benton Substation with office hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (closed from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm for lunch), or the Marine Patrol Office at 3135 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway in Bossier City with office hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m closed from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm for lunch.)
Who is allowed to obtain a copy of an Offense Report?
1. Except where a juvenile is involved, anyone who is connected with the incident may obtain the “initial” Offense Report which includes the date,time and location of the incident as well as the person reporting the incident, the responding deputy, and a brief narrative.
2. The insurance company (s) involved.
3. The attorney (s) representing a person involved in the incident.
4. Any utility company that suffers property damage as a result of the incident.
How much does an Offense Report cost?
A report is free of charge to those who are involved in the incident. A $5.25 charge will be assessed to those not involved who wish to obtain a copy of the report. Cash or money order is the preferred method of payment. However, company checks and personal checks will be accepted with proper identification and/or verification. Personal credit cards will be accepted if paying in person. A 5% service fee will be added to all credit card transactions. No credit card payments will be taken over the telephone.