"Our Family Protecting Yours"
The Ouachita County Sheriff's Department is committed to protect
the lives, property and rights of all people, to maintain order
and to enforce the laws. The Ouachita County Sheriff's Department
will strive to accomplish this mission by setting goals and
objectives and practicing the values of the Department. The
Ouachita County Sheriff's Department is responsible for the
professional care and custody of those confined in our jail, the
security of our courts and the prompt investigation of crime when
it occurs. It is our mission to improve and maintain the quality
of life we enjoy and to ensure that our county is a safe place to
live, work and visit. We are totally dedicated to this mission, to
the County we serve and to accept the responsibility of attaining
our goal of achieving excellence within our profession.
Sheriff David Norwood
Sheriff Norwood started his career with the Ouachita County
Sheriff's Department in 1982 as a
Dispatcher/Jailer. Soon after he started a new role
as a Deputy Sheriff. With many years of experience Norwood
was elected as Sheriff in 2009 and has been the longest standing
Sheriff in our county.