Sheriff promotes, commissions deputies

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Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington commissions six deputies Thursday morning as they begin their careers as law enforcement officers with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office. Pictured left to right are: Chris Alford, Kelley Williams, Chris Knotts, Sheriff Whittington, Michael Franklin, Daniel Taylor and Thaddeus Norman.
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington promotes Deputy Bill Grumble to sergeant Thursday morning.
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington promotes Deputy Bill Grumble to sergeant Thursday morning.

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington promoted a deputy and commissioned six deputies during separate ceremonies last week.

Sgt. Bill Grumble, employed with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office since March 2011, was promoted to his current rank and serves as the Bossier Parish Courthouse Security sergeant. Grumble began his law enforcement career in July 1974 and served with the Bossier City Police Department for nearly 37 years, retiring as the Deputy Chief of Police.

Sheriff Whittington also administered the oath of office today to six new deputies as they begin their careers as law enforcement officers with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office. Commissioned were Chris Alford, Michael Franklin, Chris Knotts, Thaddeus Norman, Daniel Taylor and Kelley Williams. Franklin has eight years of previous law enforcement experience, while Norman has seven. All deputies will begin their careers working at the Bossier Parish Corrections Facilities.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, contact the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Human Resources Department at 318-965-3459 or by e-mail at personnel@bossiersheriff.com. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 years of age, earned a high school diploma or GED and pass a physical, background and other required tests.

Benefits of employment with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office include a competitive salary, pension plan, health insurance with dental and vision plans, life insurance and paid vacation, holidays and sick leave.