The southside substation is now open and operating. The station has two dedicated detectives, Det. Derek Smith and Det. Travis Thompson, one station commander Dy Randall Anderson and an assistant commander Dy Lindsey Miller, one civil deputy Carey Barr, and eight patrol deputies who will be split up in four shifts who report to and work from the substation as their base of operations. Sheriff Herford has made a commitment to have more deputies patrolling more area to better serve our communities and it starts day one for Beauregard Parish. The deputies at the substation are encouraging the community to come visit the office to get to know the deputies working in your area and how they plan to better serve your community, or to just see inside to say hello and see firsthand how BPSO is growing and better serving you.