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


Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputy Academy holds graduation for children who took the six-week course allowing them to learn about law enforcement and see department weaponry and equipment

July 21, 2016 -

Children who graduated the Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputy Academy on July 20 had different favorite things they saw and learned. Jacob Brupbacher, 12, of Meraux said he liked the session… Continue Reading »»


Two 15-year-old boys booked with burglarizing a truck in Chalmette after the owner saw one inside the vehicle and caught the other on his lawn; deputies quickly found the first one who had fled

July 19, 2016 -

A Chalmette resident saw one 15-year-old male inside his truck and caught a second 15-year-old in his front yard as deputies quickly found and arrested the first one who had… Continue Reading »»


Hundreds turn out to participate in prayer vigil on steps of the Courthouse for the support of law enforcement and in memory of officers killed in the line of duty

July 19, 2016 -

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the St. Bernard Parish Courthouse on Tuesday evening to participate in a prayer vigil for the support of law enforcement – especially the… Continue Reading »»


Sheriff’s Office Communications Division receives Kiwanis Club Life-Saver Award

July 19, 2016 -

Last January a girl called the Sheriff’s Office Communications Division and reported her friend, another girl, had tripped and fallen on a Chalmette street, hurting herself. But the dispatcher handling… Continue Reading »»


Prayer vigil Tuesday at 7 pm on steps if St. Bernard Courthouse in Chalmette

July 18, 2016 -

St. Bernard Parish residents organizing prayer vigil for law enforcement at 7 p.m. on Tuesday on steps of the Courthouse in Chalmette A prayer vigil for law enforcement officers organized… Continue Reading »»

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Keith Guerra was shot to death on October 27, 2015 at approximately 7:20pm on Palmisano Blvd...
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Sheriff’s Office takes part in WWL-TV hurricane preparedness conference with other parish government, law enforcement and emergency officials

St. Bernard Parish Chief Deputy Sheriff Richard Baumy took part in a WWL-TV hurricane preparedness meeting...

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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; Call (504) 271-2501; Vacation crime prevention tips listed

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 »»