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Sheriff Speaks on President's Visit

Posted: Nov 15, 2019 11:40 AM
Updated: Nov 15, 2019 11:41 AM

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington Discusses Team Effort in Preps for Presidential Visit

Sheriff Whittington talks about the team effort in preparing for the visit by President Trump on Thursday. There is also some video of BSO assets setting up at CenturyLink Center Wednesday afternoon to help with public safety efforts during the event.

Bossier Sheriff's Office, Bossier City Police & Fire Departments, Bossier City Marshals Office, Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, and Barksdale Air Force Base are teaming with other agencies to provide public safety during the presidential visit.

As noted in the joint press release sent earlier, residents should expect some periodic closures and delays in the CenturyLink Center area throughout the day on Thursday. There will be no parking on Arthur Ray Teague Parkway and no parking on any shoulders or grass around CenturyLink Center. ART Parkway will also be closed between McDade Street and Reeves Marine Drive during the event, and the ART boat launch will be closed Thursday.

Additionally, motorists are advised of alternate routes during their drive home from work Thursday afternoon in south Bossier traffic. If you wish to avoid congestion in the area, motorists can take I-20 over to Clyde-Fant Parkway in Shreveport and then cross back into Bossier over the Jimmie Davis bridge, which will not be closed.

Video of Sheriff Whittington speaking ahead of the event.