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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Sheriff’s Office free Holiday Ride Home program starts Thanksgiving Day and runs through Jan. 2; Call 271-2501

November 29, 2016 -

Sheriff James Pohlmann announces that for the 32nd consecutive year the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering its free Holiday Ride Home program starting Thanksgiving Day and running through… Continue Reading »»


Sheriff’s officers donate $2,350 to the American Cancer Society in N.O. by pledging a “Shaveless November’’

November 29, 2016 -

  Forty-seven deputies working in the Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division and other departments pledged a “Shaveless November,’’ with the permission of Sheriff James Pohlmann, and the result was $2,350 raised… Continue Reading »»


2016 Property Tax notices have been mailed out; Due by Dec. 31 before becoming delinquent

November 29, 2016 -

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, in accordance with Louisiana law, has mailed the 2016 property tax notices via U.S. mail to parish property owners and the taxes must be… Continue Reading »»


Santa on the Bayou’s 17th annual toy distribution for St. Bernard Parish children will be held 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2805 Bayou Road

November 29, 2016 -

Santa on the Bayou’s 17th Christmas Celebration including toy distribution for St. Bernard Parish children is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the St.… Continue Reading »»


Two arrested with stolen vehicle after striking a utility pole in Chalmette

November 25, 2016 -

Two 17-year males arrested with a stolen vehicle from N,O. after striking a utility pole in Chalmette; Two others at-large Two 17-year old males were arrested Thursday night, Nov 24,… 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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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...

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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 »»