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

Gretna man booked with aggravated second degree battery, along with other charges, after he shot a Chalmette man in leg

March 15, 2018 -

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the United States Marshals Service and the Major Crimes Task Force, arrested a Gretna man who shot a Chalmette man in the… Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office participates in Special Olympics

March 12, 2018 -

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 9 at the St.… Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office conducting search and rescue for a 14 year old who jumped into Mississippi River following a vehicle pursuit

March 8, 2018 -

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is conducting a search and rescue effort along with the U.S. Coast Guard and the New Orleans Harbor Police to find a 14-year-old male juvenile… Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office stresses zero tolerance policy after booking several students with terrorizing

March 7, 2018 -

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann is stressing a zero tolerance policy after arresting several students, ranging from elementary to high school age, for making perceived threats to St. Bernard Parish… Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrests three in connection with Mardi Gras shooting in Orleans Parish

February 27, 2018 -

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office arrested a mother and her two sons in Chalmette in connection with a double shooting that took place on Mardi Gras in the 700 block… Continue Reading »»

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Aaron Johnson named chaplain for SBSO; Will attend to employees in personal crisis and help the public connect to programs

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;

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 »»