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  • Summer Shooting Sports Camp
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is announcing the “Bossier Sheriff’s Youth Shooting Sports” summer camp for Bossier Parish students. The free camp will be held at the Sheriff’s Shooting Complex in Plain Dealing. Students 10 -14 years old will go through the Louisiana Hunter’s Education Course to get their... more »
  • Deputies Promotions
    Congratulations are the Order of the Day Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington recently promoted two deputies in a ceremony at the Sheriff's Command Center in Plain Dealing. Deputies Lynette Avery and Kyle Wallace were promoted to corporal and sergeant in the sheriff's office. ... more »
  • Bossier School Employee Arrested for Indecent Behavior with Juveniles
    Detectives with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Bossier City man for having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Deandre Demar Council, 32, who lives on Middle Creek Drive in Bossier City, was arrested on May 2, after detectives determined he was having an inappropriate relationship with... more »
  • Gun Store Burglary Weapons Recovered
    Detectives with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and the Alexandria Police Department had a major break in the investigation of a burglary of a local gun store in November 2021. Detectives received a tip from the security team of the St. Francis Cabrini Hospital of Alexandria concerning an abandoned... more »
  • Another Bossier City Man Arrested After His Father And His Twin Brother was Previously Arrested on Separate Sexual Abuse Charges Involving Juveniles
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a third Bossier City man for possessing multiple pornographic child sexual abuse images. This arrest comes after his dad and twin brother’s arrest for felony sexual abuse charges involving juveniles and for possessing multiple pornographic child sexual abuse images. Michael D. Hinton,... more »
  • National Day of Prayer
    Thursday, May 5 is the National Day of Prayer. Plese join us at one of these locations to pray for our nation, state, and parish! Benton United Methodist Church 4615 Palmetto Rd Benton 10:00 a.m. New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church 2218 Barksdale... more »
  • New Charges and New Bonds for Two Bossier Parish Men Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives are continuing their investigations into two Bossier parish men who were arrested on separate cases for possessing and or distributing pornographic images involving juveniles. Bernard Radcliff, 57, of the 100 block of Fitzwilliam Street in Haughton was arrested on April 1, for having in... more »
  • Local Man Arrested for Possession and Distributing Child Pornography
    Bossier Sheriff’s detectives arrested a local man for possessing and distributing pornography involving juveniles. Brian Timothy Noel, 42, of the 100 block of Salmon Street in Haughton, was being investigated by detectives for viewing and downloading child sexual abuse images. A search warrant was obtained and executed at... more »
  • The Shelves Are Now Filled
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office got a major donation Monday from an area partner that will help stock the shelves of its food pantry for this calendar year. Brookshire’s Grocery Store and Bossier Parish Schools donated more than 3,000 canned good items to Sheriff’s Office that will go to help... more »
  • Bossier Deputy Administers Heimlich Maneuver to Bookkeeper
    "VIDEO LINK" https://www.dropbox.com/s/h2isxhxt6d73qr0/Heimlich%20Manuever.mp4?dl=0 Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington would like to pay special recognition to a deputy whose fast action saved the life of a Bossier Parish School employee. Deputy Matt Reger, School Resource Officer assigned to Airline High School, provided life-saving aid to... more »
  • An Arrest Has Been Made in Plain Dealing Homicide
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says an arrest has been made in the shooting death of a young man in Plain Dealing in 2020. Carttavious Qualls, 27, of the 1600 block of Walnut Road in Springhill, was arrested and charged with one count of Second-Degree Murder for the... more »
  • Funds For After School Project
    Congratulations on Your Award! Bossier Sheriff's deputy and SRO Adam Edwards and two dozen Bossier Parish teachers got their grant projects funded by the Biedenharn Foundation. Each grant award is for $3,000. Dep. Edwards was awarded his grant money... more »
  • Gold Star Winner
    Way to Go!!! Congratulations to Rusheon Middle School SRO Deputy Cole Laird for being Bossier Schools’ March 2022 “Gold Star”! There are nearly 3600 employees associated with Bossier Schools. The person receiving this award is nominated by school staff for making a significant difference on... more »
  • Don't Be the Next Victim
    Don’t be the Next Victim Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives would like to warn all Bossier residents, particularly the elderly, about becoming the next victim of a new scam. Detectives say the call supposedly originated in Boyce, Louisiana... more »
  • Haughton Man Arrested for Multiple Sexual Abuse Charges with Juveniles
    Haughton Man Arrested for Multiple Sexual Abuse Charges with Juveniles Detectives with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Haughton man on multiple sexual abuse charges involving juveniles. Conrad Williams, 55, of the 1700 block of Fir Wood Lane, in Haughton, was... more »
  • This is Just a Drill!
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will participate in a safety response drill at Cypress Baptist Church in Benton on Friday, Feb. 25. The hour and a half-long emergency drill will begin at 6:00 p.m. Organizers say this... more »
  • Bossier Sheriffs Office Releases Crime Statistics for 2021; Driving Down Crimes of Opportunity in the Parish
    Sheriff Whittington would like to express his gratitude to the citizens of Bossier Parish for helping us to continue to decrease crime in Bossier Parish. Since the tragic incident involving the theft of a firearm from a vehicle, that led to the death of the homeowner in 2018, the... more »
  • Benton Man Arrested for Inappropriately Touching Juveniles
    Detectives with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Benton man for inappropriately touching two juveniles. David Lawrence Smith, 42, of the 200 block of East Pointe Drive, in Benton, was arrested on Jan 21. on a warrant that established, he not only... more »
  • Haughton Man Arrested for Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile
    Detectives with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office have arrested and charged a local man for sex crimes involving a juvenile. Jacob A. Mills, 40, of the 5700 block of Bellevue Road in Haughton, was arrested on Jan. 24, on an active warrant that was... more »
  • Dont be the Next Victim
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives would like to warn all Bossier residents, particularly the elderly, about becoming the next victim of a new scam. Detectives say the elderly are being contacted by scam callers, pretending to be Medicare representatives, who claim that they can get either their high blood pressure... more »
  • Dep. Adam Edwards on KTBS
    Bossier Sheriff's deputy Adam Edwards was interviewed for his after-school woodworking workshop at Butler Elementary by KTBS on their Behind the Badge series. Way to go Adam!!! https://www.facebook.com/KTBS3/videos/648734733151989 more »
  • Latest Car Burglars Caught
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a trio of men in connection to the rash of car burglaries that happened last Sunday night in Haughton. Detectives say during their investigation into the vehicle burglaries of the Creekside and Gray Lake neighborhoods on Sunday, Dec. 12, they were able to... more »
  • Special Donation
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington received a generous donation for Operation Blessing last week. Mr. Elvin Ervin, a member of Salem Baptist Church, Plain Dealing, came by the Sheriff’s Conference Room in Benton to make the special donation. “I appreciate residents like Mr. Ervin who go the extra mile to... more »
  • Over 100 Charges Added to a Bossier City Man Previously Arrested for the Possession of Child Pornography
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives previously arrested Beau Helms on Oct. 21, 2021, on five counts of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Images. Detectives continued their investigation into Helms by performing a forensic examination of his electronic devices where they found hundreds of images and videos of child pornography. Detectives... more »
  • Gun Store Burglarized Sunday Morning
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives are currently investigating the recent burglary of a gun store in the parish. Early Sunday morning, patrol deputies were dispatched to the 5600 block of Benton Road, in response to an alarm going off in one of the stores. Upon arrival, deputies... more »
  • Local Man Arrested for Possession of Drugs and Guns
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office Narcotics detectives have arrested a local man who was in possession of thousands of dollars in cash, drugs, and firearms. Richard Baker, 35, of the 4800 block of Airline Drive in Bossier City, was arrested on Oct. 21, 2021, after detectives obtained a warrant to search... more »
  • Bossier Deputies Arrest a Man Following a Home Invasion
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies and detectives arrest a Plain Dealing man following a call from Bossier Sheriff’s Office dispatch about an armed home invasion. Deputies say at approximately 1:34 a.m., Christopher Neil Arbogast, 54, of the 1100 block of Fire Tower Road in Plain Dealing, broke into his... more »
  • Bossier Detectives Investigating Human Remains Found on the Red River
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating partial human skeletal remains that were found on the shore of the Red River not far from the Jimmie Davis bridge Friday afternoon. Bossier detectives and crime scene investigators, along with the Bossier Parish Coroner’s Office, will collect the... more »
  • Protective Equipment for the Protectors
    Protective Equipment for the Protectors Sheriff Julian Whittington received some much-needed equipment to help in the fight against Coronavirus. Chris Cox, store manager of the Home Depot in Bossier City donated some personal protective equipment to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office. His donation included face shields, filters, respirators, and... more »
  • A Career of Service
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington administered the Oath of Affirmation in a swearing-in ceremony for four new deputies in the Sheriff’s Conference Room at the Sheriff’s Command Center in Plain Dealing. “Commissioning the oath is something I take very seriously because behind the Sheriff’s star they wear comes with... more »
  • Bossier Man Arrested
    BSO News Release Feb. 22, 2020 4:45 p.m. Bossier City Man Arrested for Murder, Obstruction of Justice Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a man missing out of Bossier City was arrested Saturday afternoon on murder and obstruction of justice charges, as Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives continue an... more »
  • Attempted Coke Machine Theft
    Detectives with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office need the public’s help in identifying a couple of thieves that was seen on surveillance video trying to break into the Coke machine at a local apartment complex. On Jan. 30, 2020, two unknown suspects were caught on video trying to break... more »
  • A Picture is Worth A thousand Words
    Bossier Sheriff’s K-9 deputies Sgt. Daniel Tally and Billy Williams and Patrol Commander Charles Gray were presented with a special picture from some Haughton residents. Mr. Bobby McClain and Susan McClain presented this special picture to the K-9 team for what they say... more »
  • Special Proclaimation
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office received high praise from the Town of Benton for the last month's fundraiser for Benton Police Department’s Officer LaRandle Taylor. Bossier deputies Mary Kerry and Brandon Masters received an official proclamation from Benton’s Mayor Shelly Horton, Jr. in recognition for organizing the hamburger fundraiser... more »
  • Check Presentation to Officer LaRandle Taylor
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington presented Benton Police Department Officer LaRandle Taylor a check nearing $24,000 from yesterday's hamburger fundraiser. Sheriff Whittington expressed his pleasure showed by the community in helping a member of the law enforcement community. “I think like this really backs up what I’m saying... more »
  • Bossier Sheriffs Office Helps Search for Missing Bossier City Man
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol unit launched a boat Saturday morning, while a drone operator used her “eyes in the sky” to search Red Chute Bayou for missing Bossier City man, Garrett Wilson. Lt. Billy Jones and Dep. Reigan Malmay launched a jon boat into Red Chute Bayou... more »
  • K-9 In-service Training
    Bossier Sheriff Julian is pleased to announce the first-ever K-9 In-service Training at the Sheriff’s Firing Range in Plain Dealing on Monday and Tuesday. Sgt. Daniel Talley, BSO’s K-9 supervisor and one of only a few certified Master Trainers of Police K-9s in our area, conducted the training. “This... more »
  • Bossier Sheriff's Office Receives State Grant to Curb DWI
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is pleased to announce that the Bossier Sheriff’s Office has been awarded the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Impaired Driving Enforcement grant for 2020. The $14,000 grant will be used to increase enforcement of impaired driving and other traffic violations, such as seat belt usage and... more »
  • Detective Recognized For Outstanding Work
    Gingerbread House Recognizes Bossier Sheriff’s Office Detective Det. Debra McKay is like most of the detectives with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office – she is steadfast in her efforts to help victims of crimes and bring perpetrators to justice. She works relentlessly, often times behind the scenes as she conducts... more »
  • Warning! SCAM - Dont Click that Link!
    Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force Warns of Recent Trend in Text Scams The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force is warning residents about a trend in text scams recently reported in Bossier Parish. The text messages are disguised as delivery notifications from companies such as Amazon and FedEx but have... more »
    The Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics/Vice Task Force arrested four people for prostitution and three others for pandering at various locations in Bossier City over the past week. Arrested on July 31 were sisters Shelby Pickard, 27, and Alexandria Pickard, 29, of the 100 block of 15 th Street... more »
  • Armed & Ready to Teach
    Four Bossier Sheriff deputies have graduated from DARE Officer Training School in Lafayette. Deputies Brandon Long, Matt Bertrand, Tanya Boughton, and Dillon Lopez are now instructors for the DARE Curriculum in Bossier Schools. D.A.R.E., an acronym for "Drug Abuse Resistance Education," teaches fifth-graders ways to resist the dangers of... more »
    Chance for Hunters to Sight in Rifles Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington will open the Bossier Sheriff’s Rifle Range to the public on three Saturdays in September so hunters can sight in their rifles. The range, located at 2955 Old Plain Dealing Road in Plain Dealing, will... more »
  • Deputy Saves Teacher's Life
    Bossier Deputy Receives Star of Valor For Saving Life of a Teacher (Go to our FaceBook page for full https://www.facebook.com/bossiersheriff/videos/1779547472160499/ ( award presentation) https://www.facebook.com/bossiersheriff/videos/248900325742281/ (original story) https://www.facebook.com/bossiersheriff/posts/1907217449385272?__tn__=K-R (stills) Last week, we first told you about Deputy Chris Slopak of the Bossier Sheriff's Office who administered... more »
    SHERIFF OFFICE ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET FOR ONE SPECIAL GIRL It was a busy afternoon for one Bossier Parish elementary student who is battling cancer. Emilie Gibson was given an all-access pass to the Viking Drive Substation. Capt. Doug Lauter and staff left the doors of the substation... more »
    For just a dollar a day you can rent “The Sheriff’s Grill” for your barbecuing needs. The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office is renting this 8ft long barbecue grill to residents in the parish. If you’re planning a family reunion or a weekend party where you are feeding a lot... more »
    Dillon Brown, a second grader from Legacy Elementary, donates his time and his talent in making these hand-made crosses for anyone who will receive one, but especially for law enforcement officers. The generosity and love of one person can go a long way in affecting an organization. Sheriff Whittington... more »
    Bossier detectives still working cases of two other stolen 4-wheelers Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested three men from Plain Dealing for stealing a 4-wheeler and then trying to make a quick sale of the stolen off-road vehicle. Arrested were: • Thomas M. Gay, 19, of the... more »
    Assist Two Other Female Victims with Help Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says a recent undercover prostitution operation by agents with the Bossier Sheriff/Bossier Police Narcotics Task Force led to the arrest of six people involved in human trafficking after the females were transported to Louisiana from Little Rock... more »
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives continue their investigation into 4-wheeler thefts, this time asking the public’s help in the case of a 4-wheeler that was stolen from a residence in south Bossier over the weekend. Someone stole a 2012 orange Arctic Cat 4-wheeler from a residence on 100 block of... more »