Four years goes by in a hurry.
I was honored in 2012 to begin my first four-year term as sheriff of this parish with Richard Baumy as my Chief Deputy Sheriff. And I believe in those four years we have worked hard to keep St. Bernard the safest parish in the New Orleans area.
Now, as I am being sworn in June 30 for the start of a second term, I look back on my first four years...

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In the NEWS


May 25, 2018 -

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Friday, May 25 at Ponstein’s Food Store,… Continue Reading »»

In observance of Memorial Day

May 24, 2018 -

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The administrative offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 29.    … Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests a 17-year-old and two juveniles for stealing a pick-up truck

May 24, 2018 -

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a 17-year-old from Chalmette and two male juveniles from eastern St. Bernard for stealing a pick-up truck, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Ryan Lewis, 17,… Continue Reading »»

Investigation Discovery show

May 24, 2018 -

  Tune in to Investigation Discovery Channel’s show The Last 24 on Friday, May 25 at 9 p.m. central time to see how St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office detectives in 2012… Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office prepares for 2018 hurricane season

May 23, 2018 -

With the beginning of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season nearing, and the possible threat of some tropical weather this weekend, Southeast Louisiana residents should begin making plans so they can… Continue Reading »»

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Aaron Johnson named chaplain for SBSO; Will attend to employees in personal crisis and help the public connect to programs

Aaron Johnson was among the volunteers who came to St. Bernard Parish to gut the battered homes of residents and otherwise help them after the flood of Hurricane Katrina.

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St. Bernard residents can get extra sheriff’s patrols at their home while on vacation or otherwise away for an extended time;

Sheriff James Pohlmann reminds residents that before they leave town for an extended trip they should call the Sheriff’s Office at 271-2501…
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Sheriff’s Office asks residents and businesses with outdoor surveillance cameras to register in a database.

Sheriff James Pohlmann is asking residents and business owners to help in… Continue Reading »»