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  • 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 »
  • SEVEN ARRESTED FOR PROSTITUTION, PANDERING
    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 »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON TO OPEN RIFLE RANGE TO THE PUBLIC
    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
    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 »
  • ARE YOU ON THE MOOD FOR GRILLING?
    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 »
  • SPREADING SOME LOVE
    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 »
  • PLAIN DEALING THIEVES ARRESTED FOR STEALING $2K 4-WHEELER
    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 »
  • BOSSIER DEPUTIES ARREST SIX FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING
    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 DETECTIVES WORKING ANOTHER CASE OF 4-WHEELER THEFT, THIS TIME IN SOUTH BOSSIER
    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 »
  • 2 BOSSIER STORE CITED FOR UNDERAGE ALCOHOL SALES
    BOSSIER AGENTS CHECK 4 STORES FOR UNDERAGE ALCOHOL SALES, Two in Compliance, Two Clerks Cited The Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics Task Force checked 4 stores in Bossier Parish on Oct. 25 for underage alcohol sales; two stores complied with the law, while two clerks at the other stories... more »
  • HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS
    BOSSIER SHERIFF’S OFFICE OFFERS HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS With Halloween just a few days away, Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is reminding residents of some basic safety tips to help ensure your trick-or-treating outing is a fun and safe experience. • A responsible adult should always accompany children when... more »
  • FIRST-EVER PARISH WIDE DISASTER DRILL IN BOSSIER
    FIRST-EVER PARISH-WIDE DISASTER DRILL IN BOSSIER Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and the Bossier Sheriff’s Office joined numerous other first responders in the first-ever parish-wide drill Tuesday morning. The goal of the drill was to test the parish’s ability to respond to multiple threats, as well as test the... more »
  • FISH FRY TO BE HELD FOR ONE OF OUR OWN
    There will be a Fish Fry fundraiser benefit on Friday, October 28th at 10 a.m. Viking Drive for Bossier Parish Sheriff employee Kim Goldston and family. $10 donation Fish Hushpuppies Coleslaw Baked beans and dessert more »
  • DRUG TAKE-BACK A HEFTY SUCCESS
    DRUG TAKE BACK A HEFTY SUCCESS On Saturday residents turned in 235.84 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs and other medications for disposal for the National Drug Take-Back Initiative. Bossier Deputy Lieutenant Walt Hollis and DEA Diversion Investigator Teri Bass said they were busy throughout the morning.... more »
  • BSO Drug Take-back Day
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says residents can turn in their unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.at the Viking Drive Substation at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City. The National Take-Back Initiative is part of the... more »
  • MAN SOUGHT IN CIRCLE K INCIDENT
    The Bossier Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying the man who entered the Circle K on Airline Drive and Swan Lake Road and demanded money from the clerk. The unidentified man went into the store aroun d 4:40 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, walked towards the clerk on... more »
  • EMAIL SCAM ALERT
    The latest Phishing Email Scam. If you receive an email from a non-FedEx Account, DO NOT OPEN IT !! It has a ZIP File attached that will affect your system. "Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you. Please, open email attachment to print shipment label. Thank... more »
  • FINANCIAL SCAM
    There is an insidious new IRS scam doing the rounds. They send you a phony IRS CP 2000 form and claim the income reported on your tax return does not match the income reported by your employer. This is meant to get you worried. To confuse you further, the... more »
  • BURGERS AND BADGES
    3rd ANNUAL SOUTH BOSSIER FAMILY FUN NIGHT Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and the Bossier Sheriff's Office enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the 3rd Annual South Bossier Family Fun Night Friday night on Rossie Lee Drive. The event was hosted by Shane Cheatham, Bossier Parish School Board Member... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND DREAM HUNT
    BOSSIER SHERIFF’S OFFICE PROVIDES UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDEN WITH DISABILITIES Saturday, Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington hosted two young hunters in the Dream Hunt Foundation Saturday in north Bossier Parish. The Dream Hunt Foundation is a Louisiana-based nonprofit organization that gives children with special needs or who... more »
  • Detectives Seek Public's Help Finding Road Rage Suspect
    BSO DETECTIVES WANT PUBLIC TO HELP FIND ROAD RAGE SUSPECT Bossier Sheriff’s detectives want the public to help identify a suspect in a road rage incident that happened about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. The conflict began near the Jimmy Davis Bridge, continued to... more »
  • Deputies and the Scouts
    Bossier Sheriff's Lt. Walt Hollis spoke to the Boy Scouts Pack 150 at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Benton. Posse member Michael Price was on hand to fingerprint the Scouts. The Scouts learned some safety tips on camping and hiking. They also learned how to handle emergencies like... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFFS DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE TWO ATVS STOLEN IN SEPARATE CASES IN BOSSIER PARISH
    Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating two separate cases of stolen all-terrain vehicles from residences in Princeton and Plain Dealing earlier this month. One of the ATV’s, a yellow Can-am Maverick, was reported stolen on Sept. 5 from Vonda Lane in Plain Dealing (near Chalybeate Springs Road and... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF ENCOURAGED BY NEW ORDINANCE ON FAKE FIREARMS
    “This is Serious Business; this is not Child’s Play” – Sheriff Whittington Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is encouraged by the new ordinance recently passed unanimously by the Bossier Parish Police Jury that addressed the serious matter of students bringing imitation firearms and weapons onto school property or school... more »
  • SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT SCREENS 647 VEHICLES, NETS FIVE DWI ARRESTS
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint late Saturday evening into Sunday morning in the 8,000 block of East Texas St. Officers screened 647 vehicles, which resulted in five DWI arrests and six drug arrests. Louisiana State Police, Bossier City Police, and the Caddo Sheriff's... more »
  • SECOND SALOON SWINDLER SECURE IN SLAMMER
    Bossier Sheriff's Office detectives arrested a second suspect Wednesday evening for his involvement in the burglary of the Showdown Saloon in Princeton back on Aug. 7. Kyle Sales, 28, of the 400 block of East McKinley in Haughton, was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact to simple... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT SATURDAY
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Saturday evening into Sunday morning, Sept. 24 - 25, at an undisclosed location in Bossier Parish. The goal of the checkpoint is to identify and remove impaired drivers from the road before they cause injury or death to themselves or others,... more »
  • SALOON BURGLAR ARRESTED, STOLEN ATM MACHINE STILL MISSING
    Bossier Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested the suspect wanted for the burglary of the Showdown Saloon in Princeton that occurred back on Aug. 7. David Keith, 34, of the 800 block of Highway 614 in Haughton, was arrested Sept. 1 and charged with simple burglary and... more »
  • Missing boy found
    A three-year old boy, the object of an intensive search this morning, has been located unharmed. Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington said deputies used tracking dogs and received help from a Life Air helicopter to search for three-year old Jayden Tatom. He was reported missing... more »
  • OPERATION SANTA CLAUS HOSTS 5K RUN, Raising Funds to Provide Christmas Gifts to Area Children less Fortunate
    It's time to lace your running shoes and join first responders and media personalities for the Operation Santa Claus 5K Run on Saturday, Sept. 10, to help raise funds to provide Christmas gifts for children who are less fortunate right here in northwest Louisiana. Our motto... more »
  • SHERIFF WHITTINGTON TO OPEN RIFLE RANGE TO PUBLIC, Hunters Can Sight in Rifles in Safe Environment
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington will open the Bossier Sheriff's Office rifle range to the public on three weekends in September so hunters can sight in their rifles. The range, located at 2955 Old Plain Dealing Road in Plain Dealing, will be open on these dates and... more »
  • BOSSIER PARISH SHERIFF'S TRAINING ACADEMY CLASS 016 BEGINS P.O.S.T. COURSE
    Twenty-six recruits from various agencies began training to become certified P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) law enforcement officers today, as Class 016 began its 12-week course. The academy is operated by Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and the Bossier Sheriff's Office. Recruits learn officer survival skills,... more »
  • BOSSIER PARISH SHERIFF'S TRAINING ACADEMY CLASS 016 BEGINS FRIDAY
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and the Bossier Sheriff's Office will welcome 26 recruits Friday morning as they begin training at the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office Training Academy in their quest to become certified law enforcement officers. Eleven different law enforcement agencies make up Class 016, which... more »
  • UPDATE: TEEN FOUND - BOSSIER SHERIFF'S DETECTIVES SEEK RUNAWAY HAUGHTON TEEN
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a Bossier Parish teenager who is missing and presumed to have run away from home. Justin Dwayne Sharpley, 16, of the 1500 block of Hwy. 614 in Haughton, was last seen at the Red... more »
  • (UPDATE) CELL PHONE THIEF ARRESTED - TRIO OF THIEVES SWIPE CELL PHONE ACCIDENTALLY LEFT ON CIRCLE K COUNTER BY ANOTHER LADY
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help in identifying three people involved in the theft of a cell phone that another customer accidentally left on the counter of a Haughton Circle K just 30 minutes earlier. Bossier deputies were dispatched to the Circle K... more »
  • BOSSIER PARISH SCHOOLS FIRST DAY MONDAY, Sheriff's Office Reminds Motorists of School Zone and Bus Safety
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office is encouraging all motorists to be mindful of school zones and school bus safety as children return to school Monday in Bossier Parish. With safety of children a primary concern for the Bossier Sheriff's Office, patrol deputies will be out and about... more »
  • MAN ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO MURDER EX-GIRLFRIEND, HER PARENTS
    The Bossier Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office arrested a 19-year Natchitoches man earlier this week for attempting to murder his ex-girlfriend and her parents in south Bossier. Zachary P. Braley of the 200 block of Percy St. in Natchitoches was charged with three... more »
  • BOSSIER DEPUTY TERMINATED FOLLOWING ARREST
    Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington has terminated a Bossier deputy following his arrest for mishandling a case involving a juvenile while serving as a school resource officer. Michael Freeman, 45, was arrested on one count each of Obstruction of Justice and Malfeasance in Office following an investigation... more »
  • NATIONAL VFW PRESENTS LIFESAVING AWARD TO FIVE BOSSIER DEPUTIES
    The head man at the national Veterans of Foreign Wars is impressed by the exploits of five Bossier deputies who saved lives during the flooding disaster in Bossier Parish earlier this year. National Commander John Biedrzycki Jr. sent the VFW Lifesaving Awards for presentation to the... more »
  • GROUP OF BOSSIER RESIDENTS BRING GIFT BAGS FOR DEPUTIES
    A group of men, women and children came to the Bossier Sheriff's Viking Substation, Bossier City, today to hand out gifts of appreciation to the entire night shift of patrol deputies. Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington said, "It really touches our hearts to see such an outpouring... more »
  • BOSSIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE RECEIVES 16 QUIKCLOT BELT TRAUMA KITS
    Blue Forever, Inc., a local non-profit located in Haughton, La., donated 16 QuikClot Belt Trauma Kits to the Bossier Sheriff's Office during Tuesday evening's Bossier City Council meetings. Kellie Abbott, a 2013 graduate of Haughton High School and senior at Mississippi State University, is the founder... more »