Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington swears in “Sheriff’s Posse” members

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From the Bossier Sheriff’s Office:

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington swears in “Sheriff’s Posse” members

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington held a swearing in ceremony Thursday night for members of the Bossier Sheriff’s Posse at the Viking Drive Substation, Bossier City.

Eight of the men who were sworn in were new members, who had recently completed a weeklong training regimen that included communications, radio procedures, driving, and various crime scene and patrol functions. They also learned how to manage funeral escorts and accident scenes, and perform home checks for vacationing residents. They will join nearly 200 other Posse members, who volunteer their time throughout the week to assist deputies and provide increased visibility of Sheriff’s Office presence in the parish, to reduce crime.

“I really appreciate the dedication of these men,” said Sheriff Whittington. “They exemplify community spirit at its best, volunteering their time to help keep Bossier Parish one of the best places to call home.”

The Posse is made up of men aged 50 and older who are residents of Bossier Parish. If you are interested in joining the Posse you are encouraged to call 318-965-3500 for more information.

Photos Courtesy of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office:

Adjusting Uniform

Kristen Benoit, who works in the Bossier Sheriff’s Special Services Division, right, adjusts a uniform collar for new Posse Member, Michael Price. Photo by Deputy Josh Cagle.

Estes Instructs In Vehicle

Sgt. Johnny Estess, right, instructs new Posse members Danny Ford, left, and Larry Slayden in the use of radio, lights and siren. Photo by Deputy Josh Cagle.

Hollis and Estes InstructLt. Walt Hollis, left, and Sgt. Johnny Estess teach a class during training of new members of the Bossier Sheriff’s Posse. Photo by Deputy Josh Cagle.

Oath taking

From left, Charles Dingler, Ray Urban, Karl Metzler and Al Peterman take the Oath of Office for the Bossier Sheriff’s Posse. Photo by Lt. Bill Davis.