How quickly a year passes. It hardly seems it was a year ago, July 1, 2012, when I was sworn in as sheriff of St. Bernard Parish and Richard Baumy took his oath of office as Chief Deputy, the position I had held under retired Sheriff Jack A. Stephens. It was a year in which we accomplished many things and fulfilled pledges made to the public. And, of course, we owe a debt of gratitude
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In the NEWS


Sheriff Pohlmann says the Sheriff’s Office will offer a free Junior Deputy Academy in June and July for children 10-13; Call 278-7628 to register

March 26, 2015 -

Sheriff James Pohlmann is pleased to introduce a free Junior Deputy Academy in St . Bernard Parish for boys and girls 10-13, to be held in June and July. “Our… Continue Reading »»


Relay for Life event for cancer research to be held Saturday, April 25 from 2-10 p.m. at the Hannan Complex in Meraux; Sheriff Pohlmann and others took part in fund-raiser for it at a Chalmette bar March 21

March 26, 2015 -

Relay For Life is the main volunteer-driven fundraising event of the American Cancer Society in which about 4 million Americans take part in some 5,000 communities each year. In St.… Continue Reading »»


Sheriff’s Office seizes more than a half-pound of heroin, largest amount ever in the parish; It indicates the surge in heroin nationally;

March 23, 2015 -

The largest heroin seizure ever in St. Bernard Parish – more than a half-pound – has been carried out by the Sheriff’s Office after developing information on a group that… Continue Reading »»


St. Bernard Resident Dies in Motor Vehicle Crash

March 23, 2015 -

Early Monday morning, at approximately 2:30 am, Louisiana State Police Troop B investigated a fatal crash on LA 300 near Russell Place. Wayne Melerine Jr. (age 37) of St. Bernard… Continue Reading »»


11 grams of heroin worth $1,200 seized from man who hid it behind a tire rim during a traffic stop; $989 cash and a small amount of marijuana found

March 22, 2015 -

Some $1,200 in heroin, or 11 grams, was seized from a New Orleans man when he was caught by sheriff’s deputies hiding a plastic bag behind a tire rim during… Continue Reading »»

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Resources for drug abuse prevention or rehabilitation:
Sheriff’s Office – 271-2501; hotline for tips on suspected drug activity – 271-3673
Professional low cost drug testing: 504-278-4455

Web sites available:;
Metropolitan Human Services District state agency: 504-568-3130
24-Hour Crisis Line: 504-826-2675
Al-ateen support services: 1-800-352-9996 or 1-888-425-2666
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline and Treatment: 1-800-234-0420
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Sheriff’s Office seeking applications from residents interested in a career in law enforcement and to help their community

St. Bernard Parish residents interested in a career in law enforcement should consider applying for employment with the Sheriff’s Office...
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Beginning March 2, all citations issued by SBSO can be paid online at the Sheriff’s Office at as well as at the sheriff’s annex building up to 5 working days before the court date

Beginning on Monday, March 2, all citations issued by the Sheriff’s Office can be paid online at the Sheriff’s Office web site at Continue Reading »»

Sheriff's Office asks residents and businesses with outdoor surveillance cameras to register in a database.

Sheriff James Pohlmann is... Continue Reading »»