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


Churches come together for prayer night which included praying over sheriff’s deputies for their safety and service

September 28, 2016 -

Several St. Bernard Parish churches came together Sept. 26 for a prayer night which included praying over a number of sheriff’s deputies for their safety and service in the community.… Continue Reading »»


Man booked with $1,000 in crack cocaine and with being a felon in possession of firearms after his girlfriend called Sheriff’s Office to report two guns were stolen from a car

September 28, 2016 -

Here’s a lesson a man just learned: Don’t call the Sheriff’s Office if you have something to hide or intend to lie when they arrive. A man was booked with… Continue Reading »»


Club the Chit Chats makes and donates bags of comfort items for Sheriff’s Office to give children removed from parents who have been arrested or otherwise failed to provide proper care for them

September 23, 2016 -

It’s obviously a sad and possibly traumatic situation when children are removed from parents who have been arrested or otherwise failed to provide proper care for them. But a St.… Continue Reading »»


Chalmette bar holds fund-raiser to donate protective vests for Sheriff’s Office and money for the Fire Department and ambulance service; $2,161 raised

September 21, 2016 -

Lori Cantrell, owner of Wimpy’s bar in Chalmette, had been thinking for some time about wanting to help sheriff’s deputies by donating protective vests. “I thought this was a good… Continue Reading »»

Albert Reaux

Second man arrested who had been sought in robbery of $160 from a third man at a Chalmette car wash

September 20, 2016 -

A second New Orleans man has been arrested who had been sought by St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s detectives in the robbery of $160 from a third man at a Chalmette… 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 »»