Sheriff's Office Purchases Six New Units
Jefferson Davis Parish residents will notice new Sheriff's units patrolling the roads of our parish. The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office purchased six new trucks for the fleet. Sheriff Ivy Woods wanted to have a number of vehicles that could handle high water and rough weather conditions for emergencies in the parish.
The trucks were purchased through an advertised sealed bid process. Bubba Oustalet Chevrolet dealership came in with the lowest bid and Sheriff Woods is delighted that a local business was awarded the purchase bid. The Patrol units are the first to be purchased since Sheriff Woods took office and will replace some of the patrol cars that have between 150,000 and 190,000 miles traveled.
As the OEP director for the parish, Sheriff Woods has to prepare for emergency responses along with the regular patrolling of the parish for enforcement and assistance. Sheriff Woods saw a need for these vehicles during the flooding in Lake Arthur and to respond to calls on the rural gravel roads in the parish during rough weather conditions.
The units are fully marked and will be assigned to all four patrol shifts and Criminal Investigations. The trucks will provide deputies with the capability to recover larger pieces of evidence and items that normally they would have to call a wrecker or special operations unit out to recover.