Richard Baumy, who has been in law enforcement since 1965, serves as Chief Deputy of the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, second in command to Sheriff James Pohlmann.

Chief Baumy, who has been with the Sheriff’s Office since the day former Sheriff Jack A. Stephens was first sworn in on July 1, 1984, served for years as Chief of Field Operations, overseeing virtually all uniformed sheriff’s deputies.

He was named Deputy Chief of all Sheriff’s Office operations in 2008, meaning second behind the Chief Deputy Sheriff and third in command to the sheriff.

Chief Baumy is a retired member of the New Orleans Police Department, where he served as Deputy Commander of Homicide from 1978 to 1984.