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


Project Graduation to host Spring Fun Run on Sunday, March 15 at Torres Park as fundraiser for its annual alcohol-free party for Chalmette High seniors after graduation

February 27, 2015 -

There’s the pomp and circumstance that go with a high school graduation. But there is also the yearning of graduates to celebrate, and maybe too hard, by drinking or doing… Continue Reading »»


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

February 26, 2015 -

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 as well as at the sheriff’s… Continue Reading »»


Sheriff’s Office arrests man and a woman for attempted murder in a supermarket parking lot shooting incident in which no one was reported injured; Second man sought as a person of interest

February 26, 2015 -

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man and a woman for attempted murder in a shooting incident in the parking lot of a Chalmette supermarket early Monday,… Continue Reading »»


Felon arrested with crack cocaine and a gun; three others arrested for discharging firearms in two incidents; No one was shot

February 23, 2015 -

A felon was arrested with crack cocaine and a gun and in two separate incidents a total of three men were booked with illegally discharging firearms but no one was… Continue Reading »»


Moped Driver Killed in Crash in St. Bernard Parish

February 13, 2015 -

St. Bernard Parish – On Thursday, February 12, 2015 at approximately 2:45 pm, Louisiana State Police Troop B investigated a fatal crash on LA 300 at Deborah Drive in St.… 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.

Sheriff James Pohlmann is... Continue Reading »»