News

  • Courthouse Scheduled to Close

    Posted Jan 16, 2024
  • Weather

    Winter Weather Planning Meeting

    Posted Sep 30, 2023
    Temperatures may still be hovering in the 90s but officials from Bossier and Caddo parishes are already looking ahead to much colder days and the possibilities of inclement winter weather.
  • Bossier Parish

    Burn Ban Continues

    Posted Aug 29, 2023
    Mother Nature eased her drought-like grip on Bossier Parish and parts of northwest Louisiana with showers late Sunday and early Monday, but dry conditions remain and a burn ban continues in the parish and statewide.
  • Flood Awareness

    Flood Awareness Week

    Posted Aug 21, 2023
    August 21 to 25 is Louisiana Flood Awareness Week, an opportunity to educate citizens on the many ways to prepare for floods and mitigate future damage.
  • Bossier Parish

    Firefighters Deployed

    Posted Aug 15, 2023
    Firefighters from multiple Bossier Parish fire departments have been deployed to Sabine Parish to assist in controlling wildfires that have caused extensive damage in Kisatchie National Forest near the Florien community.
  • SBA

    Low-interest Federal Disaster Loans

    Posted Aug 14, 2023
    Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Louisiana businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and straight-line winds that occurred June 10 - 18 causing wide-spread damage across the northwestern part of the state.
  • PMAC

    PEMAC Meeting

    Posted Jul 15, 2023
    Bossier City and Parish government and public safety officials received new information on emergency preparedness and heard a review of the all-agency response to last month's series of severe weather incidents that wreaked havoc on the parish.
  • Bossier Parish Police Jury President Doug Rimmer reads a resolution honoring Gene Barattini (right) on his retirement.

    Col. Gene Barattini Retirement

    Posted Jun 22, 2023
    Col. Gene Barattini was recognized by the Bossier Parish Police Jury when he announced his retirement effective July 7 after two decades of service to the citizens of Bossier Parish.
  • Cypress Lake

    February 3, 2023: Flood Advisory Update

    Posted Feb 3, 2023
    A flood advisory continues through tomorrow (Friday) with a forecast of 1-2 inches of rain in some areas through Friday morning, according to predictions from the National Weather Service.
  • Sandbags

    January 31: Flood Watch

    Posted Jan 31, 2023
    Northwest Louisiana and much of east Texas and southwest Arkansas is under a flood watch through 4 p.m. Thursday with rain expected to continue, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Bossier Parish

    Reporting Flood Damage

    Posted Aug 24, 2022
    Anyone who has suffered flood damage to a property in which they live as a result of the recent heavy rains may self-report that damage to a state reporting site, according to Ian Snellgrove, director of the Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
  • Ian and Team

    Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (BOHSEP) News Conference

    Posted Feb 3, 2022
    Ian Snellgrove, director of the Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (BOHSEP), tells of the parish’s emergency plan in case of extreme weather conditions expected to hit the Bossier Parish/northwest Louisiana area.
  • Hurricane

    Tropical System Nicholas

    Posted Sep 14, 2021
    Forecasters with the National Weather Service (NWS) Hurricane Center have declared tropical system Nicholas a tropical storm and is expected to become a depression early Wednesday morning moving south of our region.
  • Bossier Parish

    FEMA Storm Assistance

    Posted Apr 22, 2021
    Citizens still have time to register for disaster assistance for the winter storm that hit the area Feb. 11 through Feb. 19 under the Individual Assistance declaration, but the deadline for doing so is approaching. Deadline for filing is May 10.
  • Homeland Security

    Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) Approved

    Posted Mar 30, 2021
    Bossier Parish is among parishes throughout the state that has been approved for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits due to winter weather that struck the area earlier this year.
  • GOHSEP

    Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) to Hold Briefing for Financial Assistance

    Posted Mar 26, 2021
    An applicant briefing for assistance incurred as a result of February’s severe winter storm will be conducted Tuesday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m., according to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).
  • BOHSEP

    Homeland Security Recognizes National Guard

    Posted Mar 3, 2021
    In recognition of services provided during last month’s historic winter weather event, several members of the Louisiana Army Guard were presented unique Bossier Parish Police Jury “Challenge or Ceremonial Coins.”
  • Bossier’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Helps With Dialysis

    Bossier’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Helps With Dialysis

    Posted Feb 24, 2021
    One group of critically in-need patients received their necessary treatment even during the height of last week’s historic winter storm thanks to special transportation arrangements provided by the Bossier Council on Aging.
  • Water

    Bossier OHSEP and Non-Profit Agencies Distribute Water

    Posted Feb 24, 2021
    Bottled water distribution is continuing in Bossier Parish thanks to the combined efforts of the Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (BOHSEP) and area non-profit organizations and support agencies through the Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and 211 system.
  • LA Army National Guard

    165th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion Delivers Water to Bossier Hospitals

    Posted Feb 22, 2021
    Despite terrible weather conditions during a pair of unprecedented winter storms, Louisiana Army National Guard soldiers from the 165th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion stationed in Bossier City delivered water to hospitals in Bossier Parish.