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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Louisiana State Police Arrest St. Bernard man for possession of more than $390,000 of stolen vehicles

December 9, 2016 -

Louisiana State Police detectives assigned to the Bureau of Investigations Auto Theft/Insurance Fraud Unit have arrested Demetrius Robinson, 38, of St. Bernard Parish on five counts of possession of stolen… Continue Reading »»

Sheriff Pohlmann appointed to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission by Gov. Edwards

December 8, 2016 -

Sheriff James Pohlmann has been appointed to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, representing the 1st Congressional District, by Gov. John Bel Edwards. “I want to be involved in overseeing programs… Continue Reading »»

Woman arrested with more than 40 small bags of crack cocaine worth about $1,000 during investigation of a stolen television

December 7, 2016 -

A Violet woman was arrested with more than 40 small bags of crack cocaine worth about $1,000 during an investigation of a stolen television, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Crystal Lewis,… Continue Reading »»

JJ the Saints Super Fan at 14 brings his contagious spirit to the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office and has a chance to play with some law enforcement equipment

December 7, 2016 -

Jarrius Robertson, better known as JJ the Saints Super Fan, has a small stature because of a chronic liver disease called biliary atresia, which has affected his physical growth. But… Continue Reading »»

Sheriff gives crime preventtips for holiday season; Also reminds parents to be cautious about children’s activities during school break

December 5, 2016 -

People out shopping during the heightened excitement and stress of Christmas and New Year’s activities can easily become targets for criminals, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said. Whether St. Bernard… 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 »»