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Bossier City Police Department

Jail Division                                                                                                                                                                                       

The Bossier City Jail has the primary function of housing persons charged with or convicted of the violation of City Ordinances. The jail also holds felony inmates awaiting transfer to the Bossier Parish Jail. The Bossier City Jail is located behind Police Headquarters, 620 Benton Road.

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Visitation Rules

  • Inmates must submit a list of the people he or she wants as visitors. Only individuals listed by an inmate will be allowed visitation.
  • Bossier City Jail inmates will receive visitors based on their last names in accordance with the following schedule:
  • Tuesdays - A-L
    Thursdays - M-Z
  • Visitation on these designated days is between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Visitors are required to be at the jail no later than 6:30. p.m.
  • Each inmate is allowed 2 visitors per week.
  • Visitors must have identification.
  • Visitors may be required to submit to a search.
  • No one is allowed into the jail in an intoxicated. condition
  • Visitation time will be determined by jail staff.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • Persons who have been released from the Bossier City Jail may not visit an inmate within 30 days of that person’s release date.
  • Visitors must comply with all rules of visitation or face losing visitation privileges.

Attorneys and/or their staff and ministers may visit with an inmate during regular businesses hours provide the visit does not disrupt regular duties such as regular visitation schedules and when meals are served or pose a security threat. Visits may be allowed once regular duties are completed.

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Packages for Inmates

All items brought to the Bossier City Jail must meet the following criteria or the items will not be accepted. Packages must be in a sack with the inmate's name marked on the outside. All items must be marked with the inmate's name.


  • 1 package of bar soap (may also bring a soap conatiner).
  • 1 bottle of shampoo. Shampoo must be transparent and in a clear container.
  • 1 soft plastic comb or brush: Small in size. The brush must have a rounded handle or no handle. The comb cannot have a handle.
  • 1 deodorant: Must be roll-on or solid. Deodorant must be in a plastic container.
  • 1 toothbrush: Standard plastic handle
  • 1 tube toothpaste: Must be a new tube and in a sealed box.
  • 1 Bath Towel: White Only (marked with inmates' name)
  • Disposable razors: Single bladed disposable razors only. Jail staff will keep the razors secured and issue them as needed.
  • 1 pair soft sole shoes: Tennis shoes, slippers, thongs. The jail does provide inmates with plastic slippers.
  • Writing paper, stamps and envelopes. Wire bound tablets are not acceptable
  • 1 pen: Must be a ballpoint pen. NO MARKERS OR PENCILS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Clothing: UNDERCLOTHES ONLY. No street clothes. In winter months thermal underwear will be accepted.

All clothing must be in original packaging. Loose articles of underclothes will not be accepted.

Male inmates are allowed to accept:

  • 3 pair of under shorts - PLAIN WHITE ONLY
  • 3 undershirts - PLAIN WHITE ONLY
  • 3 pair of socks - PLAIN WHITE ONLY

Female inmates are allowed to accept:

  • 3 pair of panties - PLAIN WHITE ONLY, NO BOXERS
  • 3 bras - PLAIN WHITE ONLY
  • 3 pair of socks - PLAIN WHITE ONLY
  • 1 nightgown - PLAIN WHITE COTTON ONLY
  • Female inmates are not allowed to accept t-shirts.

All items must be labeled with the inmate’s name.



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Contact Us

Bossier City Police Department
P.O. Box 6216
Bossier City, Louisiana
Phone: 318.741.8611
Fax: 318.741.8622

Shane McWilliams, Chief of Police 

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Inmate Mail

The following address should be used when writing to an inmate at the Bossier City Jail:

Inmate’s Name
c/o Bossier City Jail
P.O. Box 6216
Bossier City, LA 71171-6216