"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.