• 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.
  • Rental Assistance

    Rental Assistance Program

    Posted Mar 30, 2021
    On March 5, Governor John Bel Edwards announced the launch of a new program that will help Louisiana renters and landlords experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Bossier Parish

    I-220 Lane Closure at Swan Lake Road

    Posted Mar 29, 2021
    Beginning Monday, March 29, the I-220 westbound off-ramp to Swan Lake Rd. in Bossier Parish will be closed, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
  • Goodman Springs Road

    Goodman Springs Road Closure

    Posted Mar 26, 2021
    A bridge on Goodman Springs Rd. is being closed by the Bossier Parish Police Jury’s highway department effective Friday, March 26. The closure is located .1 mile east of Goodman Springs’ intersection with Mott Rd.
  • FEMA

    FEMA to Provide Financial Assistance for Funeral Expenses Related to COVID-19

    Posted Mar 26, 2021
    Beginning in early April, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19 to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic.

    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).

    Fighting Cybercrime Begins in the Classroom

    Posted Mar 24, 2021
    This past December, the United States experienced a cyberattack that experts have called the most sophisticated attack they have ever witnessed. The scope and scale of the SolarWinds cyberattack was extraordinary, affecting local, state, and federal agencies across our government. Major corporations were also breached, resulting in the compromise of their systems.
  • Bossier Parish

    Linton Road Bridge Work To Start

    Posted Mar 23, 2021
    A major project to remove and replace the bridge over Black Bayou Reservoir on Linton Rd. in north Bossier Parish will begin in April, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
  • Bossier Parish

    Executive Order Permits Bars in Bossier Parish to Operate at 50 Percent Capacity, With Maximum Of 250 Persons

    Posted Mar 18, 2021
    WHEREAS, pursuant to the Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act, La. R.S. 29:721, et seq, the Governor declared a public emergency on March 11, 2020, in Proclamation Number 25 JBE 2020 in response to the threat posed by COVID-19;
  • Design Team

    Police Jury Meeting Notes: March 17, 2021

    Posted Mar 18, 2021
    A Tuesday kickoff meeting of a special management team has signaled the beginning of millions of dollars-worth of future projects to repair asphalt roads in Bossier Parish damaged during the historic floods of 2015 and 2016.
  • Jack "Bump" Skaggs (left) and Sen. Gerald Long discuss broadband statistics.

    Broadband Access Study Update

    Posted Mar 15, 2021
    Broadband access for all Louisiana residents “…can be a game changer for average people,” former State Sen. Gerald Long told a group of stakeholders Thursday at the Bossier Parish Courthouse.
  • Benton

    Benton Elementary Road Work

    Posted Mar 15, 2021
    Parents picking up and dropping off students at Benton Elementary will find a new and, hopefully, more convenient traffic pattern to follow when the school reopens after Spring break.
  • Backyard Birding

    Trailblazer Bird Workshops

    Posted Mar 10, 2021
    A series of free workshops on Mother Nature’s feathered residents will be offered during March in three locations under the direction of Trailblazer RC&D.
  • Representatives of agencies in the Unified Command listen to reports.

    After Incident Meeting

    Posted Mar 9, 2021
    February’s historic winter storm made life miserable for many in Bossier Parish and northwest Louisiana, but the combined snow/ice event has provided local and area agencies with a blueprint for any future event.
  • Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness officials Ian Snellgrove (left) and Gene Barattini deliver a report on the recent winter weather to the Bossier Parish Police Jury.

    Police Jury Meeting Notes: March 3, 2021

    Posted Mar 4, 2021
    Bossier Parish could be in a position to save big money in maintenance costs on its fleet of vehicles after Police Jury members agreed Wednesday to enter into a fleet management program with Enterprise.

    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.”
  • DOTD

    Lane Change / Ramp Closure Delay

    Posted Mar 3, 2021
    Due to recent inclement weather, dates for intermittent lane and ramp closures at the I-20/I-220 intersection in Bossier Parish have been revised.
  • DOTD

    I-20 / I-220 Ramp Closures

    Posted Feb 24, 2021
    A series of lane and ramp closures at the I-20 and I-220 intersection have been announced by the state Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).
  • 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.