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


Three deputies, Shane Lulei, Ryan Lopez and Lance Kramer, receive Life-Saver Award for saving a child who was unresponsive after falling into a home pool

January 28, 2015 -

Quick action was all-important when three St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s deputies arrived at an Arabi home on Sunday, Jan. 4, to answer a call about a two-year-old boy who was… Continue Reading »»


Chalmette Boy Scout Troop 14 visits St. Bernard Parish Prison

January 26, 2015 -

Members of Boy Scout Troop 14 of Chalmette, their parents and troop leaders toured the St. Bernard Parish Prison recently for a look at facilities. Lt. Justin Meyers of the… Continue Reading »»


Head of the Metropolitan Crime Commission says his group is interested in a possible study of the St. Bernard Parish criminal justice system

January 23, 2015 -

The president of the prestigious Metropolitan Crime Commission in New Orleans said in Chalmette his group is exploring the possibility of undertaking a study of the St. Bernard Parish criminal… Continue Reading »»


Sheriff James Pohlmann thanks volunteers in the Reserve Division as 10 graduate a basic law enforcement training program; Says the public notices the professionalism officers display

January 20, 2015 -

Sheriff James Pohlmann thanked volunteers who donate their time to the department’s Reserve Division at a ceremony in which eight men and two women graduated a basic law enforcement 80-hour… Continue Reading »»


Two N.O. men arrested in a stolen truck after fleeing from sheriff’s deputies who tried to stop them

January 16, 2015 -

Two New Orleans men were arrested in a stolen truck after fleeing from sheriff’s deputies who tried to stop them, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Keith Taylor and Kerry Smith, both… 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
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline and Treatment: 1-800-234-0420
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2014 Property Tax Notices mailed out; Due by 2 p.m. this Dec. 31.

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

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