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


St. Bernard S.O. looking for man who burglarized a home, stole a car and tried to break into other vehicles; Call 271-2501 or Crimestoppers at 822-1111

May 21, 2015 -

St. Bernard Parish authorities are looking for a man identified as perpetrating a one-man crime spree on May 15, breaking into an Arabi home, stealing a car and trying to… Continue Reading »»


Sheriff’s Office alerts residents about company offering a possibly misleading solicitation to sell property records that can be obtained for less cost at the parish Clerk of Court’s Office;

May 21, 2015 -

Sheriff James Pohlmann is alerting parish residents that a company is sending letters of solicitation offering to sell them copies of their property records at a price generally much higher… Continue Reading »»


Crimestoppers GNO partners with the FBI and Sheriff Pohlmann to host a second area-wide pool tournament in Chalmette to bring law enforcement officers together

May 19, 2015 -

It was as easy as a close tap-in to a side pocket. That was how well officers from various agencies mingled the night of May 15 as more than 60… Continue Reading »»


Dep. Sheriff Eric Eilers reads to 1st-graders at Lacoste Elementary School as part of their Literacy Week celebration

May 14, 2015 -

Dep. Sheriff Eric Eilers read a book to two 1st-grade classes at Lacoste Elementary School in Chalmette recently as part of their Literacy Week celebration. Eilers, who has been with… Continue Reading »»


Sheriff Pohlmann and Maj. Clark tell D.A.R.E. program graduates they must make the right choices in life and told parents drug enforcement efforts aimed at saving their children from a life of torment and crime

May 14, 2015 -

Sheriff James Pohlmann told children graduating the 5th-grade Drug Abuse Resistance Education program they must concentrate on making the right choices to have productive lives, including listening to their parents… 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

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Sheriff’s Office seeking applications from residents interested in a career in law enforcement and to help their community

St. Bernard Parish residents interested in a career in law enforcement should consider applying for employment with the Sheriff’s Office...
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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

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 Continue Reading »»

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

Sheriff James Pohlmann is... Continue Reading »»