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

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann and Lena Torres Nunez

October 19, 2018 -

St. Bernard BPW 2018 Man and Woman of the Year For nearly 60 years, the St. Bernard Business and Professional Women’s Club has honored two people annually for their contributions… Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office offers Halloween safety tips

October 19, 2018 -

It’s that time of year again: time for some tricks and some treats. With that in mind, the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is working hard to ensure residents have a… Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office participates in Night Out Against Crime

October 17, 2018 -

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office participates in Night Out Against Crime On Tuesday night, Oct. 16, several hundred St. Bernard Parish residents from Arabi to the eastern end of the parish… Continue Reading »»

Violet man booked with second degree murder

October 17, 2018 -

***UPDATE*** Dwestley Rodriguez Ratcliff Jr. is in custody. St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office books Violet man with second degree murder, issues arrest warrant for another in connection with Oct. 15 homicide The… Continue Reading »»

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office participates in mock car crash to show teens dangers of impaired driving and not wearing seat belts.

October 16, 2018 -

On Friday, Oct. 12, the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office joined forces with the St. Bernard Parish School System, as well as several other agencies, as they hosted “Consequence of Impact,”… Continue Reading »»

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Aaron Johnson named chaplain for SBSO; Will attend to employees in personal crisis and help the public connect to programs

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;

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 »»