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


Nearly 100 pounds of medications turned in during Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 22; To get rid of medications between Take-Back days call the Sheriff’s Office at 271-DOPE and they can be picked up

October 24, 2016 -

Several people who came to a Sheriff’s Office station in Arabi on Oct. 22 said they were glad to see the department holding a Drug Take-Back day because they didn’t… Continue Reading »»


Sheriff urges residents to be aware of a telephone scam in which a man threatens to immediately disconnect your electricity unless you pay a phony bill

October 20, 2016 -

Sheriff James Pohlmann is urging St. Bernard Parish residents to be aware of a telephone scam first reported Thursday in which a man threatens to immediately disconnect your electricity unless… Continue Reading »»


Turn in unused or unwanted prescription drugs at Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Sheriff’s Office sub-station at 7001 West Judge Perez Drive at Aycock Street in Arabi

October 19, 2016 -

Sheriff James Pohlmann is reminding residents of St. Bernard and other parishes they can turn in unused or no longer needed medications in Arabi this Saturday to keep them from… Continue Reading »»


Numerous groups got together in St. Bernard Parish for the Night Out Against Crime to show support for one another

October 19, 2016 -

Five years ago Sophia Dominick began holding a neighborhood gathering to celebrate Night Out Against Crime from outside her home in the 2400 block of St. Matthew Circle in Violet.… Continue Reading »»


Sheriff’s Office to have extra patrols for Halloween night and is giving safety tips for trick-or-treaters

October 19, 2016 -

As it has for years, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office will step up DWI and traffic enforcement on Halloween night, Oct. 31, for the protection of trick-or-treating children and… 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 »»