How quickly a year passes. It hardly seems it was a year ago, July 1, 2012, when I was sworn in as sheriff of St. Bernard Parish and Richard Baumy took his oath of office as Chief Deputy, the position I had held under retired Sheriff Jack A. Stephens. It was a year in which we accomplished many things and fulfilled pledges made to the public. And, of course, we owe a debt of gratitude
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In the NEWS


Dep. Sheriff read a book to pre-schoolers at Gauthier Elementary School during their Literacy Week celebration.

May 27, 2015 -

Dep. Sheriff Lt. Billy Cure read a book to a pre-school class at Gauthier Elementary School recently as part of their Literacy Week celebration. Cure,a veteran with the Sheriff’s Office… Continue Reading »»


It takes yearly drug resistance education in schools and at home to beat the drug problem, which would fight crime in general, Sheriff Pohlmann and Maj. Clark tell Chalmette Elementary D.A.R.E. grad.

May 24, 2015 -

Sheriff James Pohlmann had just told D.A.R.E. graduates at Chalmette Elementary School that “you would solve the crime problem by solving the drug problem’’ because most property crimes are committed… Continue Reading »»


St. Bernard sheriff’s deputies, Fire Dept. officials and state and federal Wildlife agents took part in Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics with parish Special Olympics participants;

May 22, 2015 -

St. Bernard Highway in Chalmette was alive with activity on Friday, May 22, for the St. Bernard leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Louisiana. Some 40… Continue Reading »»


St. Bernard S.O. looking for man who burglarized a home, stole a car and tried to break into other vehicles; Call 271-2501 or Crimestoppers at 822-1111

May 21, 2015 -

St. Bernard Parish authorities are looking for a man identified as perpetrating a one-man crime spree on May 15, breaking into an Arabi home, stealing a car and trying to… Continue Reading »»


Sheriff’s Office alerts residents about company offering a possibly misleading solicitation to sell property records that can be obtained for less cost at the parish Clerk of Court’s Office;

May 21, 2015 -

Sheriff James Pohlmann is alerting parish residents that a company is sending letters of solicitation offering to sell them copies of their property records at a price generally much higher… Continue Reading »»

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Resources for drug abuse prevention or rehabilitation:

Sheriff’s Office – 271-2501; hotline for tips on suspected drug activity – 271-3673

Professional low cost drug testing: 504-278-4455

Web sites available:;

Metropolitan Human Services District state agency: 504-568-3130

24-Hour Crisis Line: 504-826-2675

Al-ateen support services: 1-800-352-9996 or 1-888-425-2666

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Sheriff’s Office seeking applications from residents interested in a career in law enforcement and to help their community

St. Bernard Parish residents interested in a career in law enforcement should consider applying for employment with the Sheriff’s Office...
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Beginning March 2, all citations issued by SBSO can be paid online at the Sheriff’s Office at as well as at the sheriff’s annex building up to 5 working days before the court date

Beginning on Monday, March 2, all citations issued by the Sheriff’s Office can be paid online at the Sheriff’s Office web site at Continue Reading »»

Sheriff's Office asks residents and businesses with outdoor surveillance cameras to register in a database.

Sheriff James Pohlmann is... Continue Reading »»