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Courtesy Bossier Sheriff's Department

After last week's recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control to wear masks in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, coronavirus, the Bossier Sheriff's Department has advised that all Bossier Deputies will now wear masks and gloves while on duty.

According to Sheriff Whittington, “Public safety goes beyond fighting crime, it’s also about fighting this virus.” 

Additionally, the Sheriff says, “Our deputies already had masks and gloves with them for the past couple of weeks for use in case they came in close contact with others, but with President Trump and the CDC issuing the updated recommendations that the public wear cloth face coverings, especially where social-distancing measures could not be practiced, we thought this was the right action to take.”

Sheriff Whittington says he previously ordered an ample supply of personnel protective equipment so that deputies are properly fitted to protect them and the public.

The policy will be for deputies, whether on Patrol or in the Corrections setting.  No deputies or staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.