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


District Attorney Perry Nicosia discusses plans to target violent and habitual offenders, as well as a new pre-trial diversion program for first-time offenders

April 23, 2015 -

District Attorney Perry Nicosia said his office will strike a balance: vigorously prosecuting violent and habitual offenders while having a diversion program for first-time, non-violent offenders which offers them a… Continue Reading »»


Clown mask leads to four men arrested in a robbery

April 22, 2015 -

A St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s deputy seeing a clown mask at the scene of four arrests for disturbing the peace helped lead to the arrests of the same men for… Continue Reading »»


Louisiana Teen Challenge offers treatment facilities for alcohol, drug or other life-controlling problems

April 20, 2015 -

It is called Louisiana Teen Challenge but the group mostly isn’t about teen-agers. Its a non-profit, faith-based treatment program providing residential care to men and women with alcohol, drug or… Continue Reading »»


Sheriff’s Office seizes 2.2 pounds of high-grade marijuana worth $23,700, some $5,600 in cash and arrests a couple who were dealing the drugs

April 15, 2015 -

Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents have seized 2.2 pounds of high-grade marijuana worth $23,700, some $5,600 in cash and arrested a Chalmette couple who were dealing the drugs, Sheriff James Pohlmann… Continue Reading »»


California man pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute about two pounds od methamphetamine in a case started by the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office

April 15, 2015 -

In an investigation started by the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, Leonid Djuga, a/k/a Leonid Dzhuga, 37, of Reseda, California, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to one count of… 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 »»