Four years goes by in a hurry. I was honored in 2012 to begin my first four-year term as sheriff of this parish with Richard Baumy as my Chief Deputy Sheriff. And I believe in those four years we have worked hard to keep St. Bernard the safest parish in the New Orleans area. Now, as I am being sworn in June 30 for the start of a second term, I look back on my first four years...
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In the NEWS

St. Bernard deputies speak to students about the dangers of cyberbullying

March 20, 2017 -

Several deputies with the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office juvenile division recently facilitated a talk with a group of middle school students about the dangers of using social media, Sheriff James… Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard deputies graduate from POST basic police academy

March 14, 2017 -

Three St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies graduated March 10 from the Peace Officers Standards and Training, or P.O.S.T., basic police academy held at the Kenner Regional Training Center. Graduates… Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division receives bullet proof vest

March 14, 2017 -

Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Chalmette recently donated a bullet proof vest to the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Each year, Gethsemane holds an Oktoberfest… Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office participates in Special Olympics

March 13, 2017 -

Sheriff James Pohlmann and members of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office helped St. Bernard Parish special-needs students have their turn in the spotlight on Friday, March 17 at the St.… Continue Reading »»


March 13, 2017 -

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann said deputies are investigating what appears to be a murder suicide involving a husband and wife that occurred in the overnight hours of March… Continue Reading »»

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Aaron Johnson named chaplain for St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office; Will attend to employees in personal crisis and help the public connect with programs for personal problems such as addictions

Aaron Johnson was among the volunteers who came to St. Bernard Parish to gut the battered homes of residents and otherwise help them after the flood of Hurricane Katrina.

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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 »»