People who live in Bossier Parish should be expecting an important report in the mail.
As part of its efforts to maintain transparency, the sheriff’s office sent out its annual report.
Lieutenant Bill Davis says the sheriff hopes people in the parish will get a better view of their deputies in the 2017 -2018 report.
“The level of transparency, the level of this, is who we are and this is what we are doing in the community,” said Davis.
From July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, there were 2 homicides, 14 rape crimes, 8 robberies, 40 assaults and more than 300 reports of battery. But the report is not just full of all “bad” news.
People get to see how deputies train, how diverse the agency is, and how important it is to have a relationship with the community.
“A lot of things you will see are elements we have done throughout the year some feel-good stories,” said Davis.
Like the story of deputies saving a man and his two dogs when his boat overturned in Lake Bistineau and a highlight of the sheriff’s office Jail Bird Rock video is also included.
“We wanted to make this as concise as we can that provides a good picture of what the sheriff’s office is about,” said Davis.
The full report is HERE.