More on Ouachita Sheriff’s Vehicles

Tax payer dollars going down the gas tank

By Mark Boyle

Monroe, LA,. (KNOE 8 News) It’s policy in the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office for deputies ranking Captain and above to be able to drive take-home vehicles anywhere they want, on personal time.

During our investigation into the Fuelman gas receipts for the department, we’ve confirmed that a majority of the trips that we looked over during a six month period are for personal use and many times on vacation.

Of the nine ranking members of the agency, we were given time cards for six of them, including Major Mike Moore, Captain Buddy Aulds, CFD Craig Rambin, Captain Jay Ellerman, Captain David Jones and Sergeant Scott Smith.

We were not given time cards for Sheriff Jay Russell, Chief Deputy Marc Mashaw and Colonel James Purvis because OPSO tells us those employees are salaried and do not have them.

Those time cards revealed that 15 of the 16 out of parish and at times out of state trips taken by nine deputies are on days off and many times requested vacation time.

That begs the question, should OPSO deputies be able to take vacation trips in public vehicles anywhere they want?

4 Responses to “More on Ouachita Sheriff’s Vehicles”

  1. Ceasar Says:

    Sgt. Smith must be confused. although he is not a captain he is allowed to use his department vehicle to go on vacation out of state, but is reprimanded for using it to tow his boat while in Ouachita Parish. Wonder what department credit card statements look like.

  2. Dan Burson Says:

    THEY are as corrupt as Lincoln parish—-they waste tax payers money too.

    Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:41:09 +0000 To: dannymb52@hotmail.com

  3. Mo'Money Says:

    You lazy suckers let it go on; 18% turnout in the last election is beyond pitiful.
    Apparently not enough people care what government does to bother paying any attention. which is why this stuff happens.
    Two biggest sucker pleas local governments make when asking for more money: it’s to fight crime, or it’s for the children. So you vote them more money. Your money.

    • Anonymous Says:

      exactly right but also all of Mayo’s tax increases passed and passed by conservative republicans how sick is that.

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