Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office has made preparations to help protect our citizens from terrorist attacks and is certified to receive “law-enforcement sensitive” intelligence data from state and federal sources.
Expanded federal assistance extends beyond matters commonly associated with terrorism. The U.S. Secret Service is authorized to assist us in cases of kidnapping, missing or endangered runaway children, as well as child pornography investigations. They also provide polygraph exams as well as computer hard drive searches, at our request in criminal matters.
Our Sheriff's Office is working with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness in this effort. This group includes representatives from the Fire Service, Natchitoches Police Department, Parish Director of OEP, and the Sheriff. The Sheriff, as the chief law enforcement official for Natchitoches Parish, has been designated as the Point of Contact for any terrorist-related emergency.
We intend to keep our residents fully informed of our efforts for domestic security. The NPSO designated contact is Mary Jones - 318.238.7555 or 318.471.2942 or Lamarr McGaskey 318-471-3104.