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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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office offers Holiday Safety Tips

November 15, 2017 -

Now that the holiday season is in full force, many of us will find ourselves rushing from place to place, making lists, and stressing over finding the perfect gift for… Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard Sheriff’s office issues arrest warrant for Violet man wanted for fleeing after being detained for DWI

November 14, 2017 -

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for a Violet man who fled from an ambulance as he was being transported to the hospital for health issues… Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard Sheriff’s office agents seize large amount of methamphetamine, cocaine during recent arrests

November 14, 2017 -

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said three Chalmette men were recently arrested in separate, unrelated incidents in which Special Investigations Division agents seized large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine. A… Continue Reading »»

Two St. Bernard Parish Residents Succumb to Injuries from Separate Crashes

November 13, 2017 -

St. Bernard Parish – On November 9, 2017, Louisiana State Police Troop B investigated two serious injury crashes. The first crash occurred at approximately 10:20 am and the second crash… Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office receives Traffic Safety Enforcement Grant

November 13, 2017 -

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office recently received a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to conduct additional traffic safety enforcement activities. The grant, issued in October, will allow the… 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 »»