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 supports Crimestoppers GNO and asks people to take the GiveNOLA challenge May 3 and donate online at

May 2, 2016 -

Sheriff James Pohlmann supports Crimestoppers GNO and asks people to take the GiveNOLA challenge and donate online on May 3 to support the crime-fighting agency that has helped St. Bernard… Continue Reading »»


Sheriff’s Office collects record amount – nearly 150 pounds of prescription medications turned in by residents in drug take-back day; Can also call SBSO at 271-3673 to arrange collection of old drugs

May 2, 2016 -

Several people said Saturday, April 30, they were glad to see the Sheriff’s Office holding a drug take-back day at the Walgreens in Chalmette in conjunction with federal drug authorities… Continue Reading »»


Turn in unused or unwanted prescription drugs at Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Walgreens at Paris Road and Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette

April 27, 2016 -

Sheriff James Pohlmann is urging people not to let their unused or unwanted prescription medications such as pain-killer pills fall into the wrong hands. Instead, turn them in to the… Continue Reading »»


AARP members hear Refuse to be a Victim lecture

April 25, 2016 -

Members of the St. Bernard Chapter of AARP heard a lecture from a sheriff’s deputy about the Refuse to be a Victim program. Dep. Eric Eilers got to speak to… Continue Reading »»


Two sheriff’s deputies graduate P.O.S.T. training

April 25, 2016 -

Two members of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office graduated from the Peace Officers Standards and Training, or P.O.S.T., school at Slidell Regional Police Academy. on April 22. Graduates are Blake… 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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More than 100 youngsters and numerous volunteers including some from the Sheriff’s Office took part in St. Bernard Special Olympics at Chalmette High

Under perfect skies, more than 100 youngsters from public schools and numerous volunteers including some from the Sheriff’s Office took part again in St. Bernard Special...

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S.O. S.W.A.T. team trains in public buildings to react to possible armed intruders

Sheriff James Pohlmann said his department continues training for possibilities that everyone involved hopes will never have to be dealt with...
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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 »»