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


February 21, 2017 -

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Monday, Feb. 20 at BMB Beauty, 8109… Continue Reading »»


February 20, 2017 -

The Knights of Nemesis’ 12th annual Carnival parade held Feb. 18 in Chalmette under beautiful skies was a success, with no major incidents thanks to the men and women of… Continue Reading »»

Administrative office closures

February 17, 2017 -

The administrative offices of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of President’s Day. The office will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 21. The administrative offices… Continue Reading »»

Sheriff’s Office team finishes fifth in Rotary Spelling Bee

February 17, 2017 -

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office team finished fifth among 19 teams at this year’s 17th Annual Rotary Club Corporate Spelling Bee held Feb. 16 in the Chalmette High School cafeteria,… Continue Reading »»


February 10, 2017 -

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents seized nearly an ounce of heroin, as well as cocaine and other drug paraphernalia, from a man living in Chalmette after receiving information he… Continue Reading »»

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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 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; 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 »»