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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office holding registration for Citizens Police Academy

Posted: August 7th, 2019 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office holding registration for
the 21st session of its Citizens Police Academy

St. Bernard Parish residents can register now for the 21st session of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy course, a free, 10-week program offered so residents can learn about police work.

“The course shows residents various aspects of law enforcement and gives them an insight on how and why things are handled in a certain manner,” St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said. “Its purpose is to foster a positive relationship between our citizens and our officers, while instilling in participants a vested interest in what happens in their community.”

Classes begin Aug. 21 and will meet each Wednesday at 7 p.m. through graduation night in October. Classes will be held in the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office second-floor training center, 2118 Jackson Ave. in Chalmette, directly behind the Parish Courthouse.

For more information or to register, call Capt. Charles Borchers at (504) 278-7628 or Sgt. Eric Eilers at (504) 278-7799. Capt. Borchers, head of Community Relations for the Sheriff’s Office, coordinates the class along with Sgt. Eilers.

During the course, Capt. Borchers said, participants will hear from Sheriff’s Office commanders on various phases of law enforcement, including patrol work, narcotics enforcement, detective duties, and SWAT team demonstrations. Participants also will be given boating safety tips, and tour the Parish Prison.

Capt. Borchers, who is over the Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Watch programs for the Sheriff’s Office, said nearly 1,000 residents have completed the Citizens Police Academy course since its inception two decades ago.

“It’s really become a popular course among adults,” he said. “This program gives residents a real feel for what police work entails and it’s about as realistic as we can make it for them.”

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office holding registration for Citizens Police Academy

Posted: August 7th, 2019 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office holding registration for
the 21st session of its Citizens Police Academy
St. Bernard Parish residents can register now for the 21st session of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy course, a free, 10-week program offered so residents can learn about police work.
“The course shows residents various aspects of law enforcement and gives them an insight on how and why things are handled in a certain manner,” St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said. “Its purpose is to foster a positive relationship between our citizens and our officers, while instilling in participants a vested interest in what happens in their community.”
Classes begin Aug. 21 and will meet each Wednesday at 7 p.m. through graduation night in October. Classes will be held in the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office second-floor training center, 2118 Jackson Ave. in Chalmette, directly behind the Parish Courthouse.
For more information or to register, call Capt. Charles Borchers at (504) 278-7628 or Sgt. Eric Eilers at (504) 278-7799. Capt. Borchers, head of Community Relations for the Sheriff’s Office, coordinates the class along with Sgt. Eilers.
During the course, Capt. Borchers said, participants will hear from Sheriff’s Office commanders on various phases of law enforcement, including patrol work, narcotics enforcement, detective duties, and SWAT team demonstrations. Participants also will be given boating safety tips, and tour the Parish Prison.
Capt. Borchers, who is over the Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Watch programs for the Sheriff’s Office, said nearly 1,000 residents have completed the Citizens Police Academy course since its inception two decades ago.
“It’s really become a popular course among adults,” he said. “This program gives residents a real feel for what police work entails and it’s about as realistic as we can make it for them.”

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office warns residents of phone scam

Posted: August 7th, 2019 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office warns residents of phone scam

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann would like to inform residents of a phone scam that has been brought to his attention.

Victims have reported receiving a phone call stating they must wire $250 or a warrant will be issued for their arrest due to their failure to appear for jury duty.

The caller, who claims to be a deputy with the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, instructs the victim to wire the money, then bring the receipt to the St. Bernard Parish Courthouse to void the warrant and avoid arrest.

Sheriff Pohlmann wants residents to know the majority of the time a valid arrest warrant is served in person by law enforcement officials; however, in some circumstances a law enforcement official may call you if you have a warrant, but under no circumstances will that officer ever ask anyone to wire money for any form of payment.

If you have received a call from someone claiming to be a deputy with the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office asking you to wire money, call the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501.

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St. Bernard deputies graduate from P.O.S.T. police academy

Posted: August 7th, 2019 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard deputies graduate from P.O.S.T. police academy

Six St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies and an officer from the Slidell Police Department graduated July 26 after a 92-hour Corrections Division course in Peace Officers Standards and Training, or P.O.S.T., Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

The corrections course, which helps better prepare deputies to work in a prison environment or Juvenile Detention Center, covers topics such as defensive tactics, booking procedures, report writing and the use of force lesson plans. Deputies also are trained in the use of pepper spray, which includes each officer being pepper-sprayed in order to learn firsthand about its effects.

The course, held at the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Training Center in Chalmette, was led by instructors Capt. Dennis Morgan, Lt. Kyle Brown, Cpl. Brandon Lewis and Dep. Darlene Ricks of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office deputies who were graduates of the class are: Dep. Eliasib Martinez, Dep. Wayne Mendoza Jr., Dep. Grant Evans, Dep. Kory Lajoie, Dep. Michael Delise and Dep. Marisa Ansalve.

The Slidell graduate is Ofc. Robert Haas.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Dep. William “Trey” Parks was honored July 31 by WNOE 101.1, iHeartRADIO and Chic-fil-A as a New Orleans Everyday Hero

Posted: August 7th, 2019 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags: ,

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office deputy honored as an Everyday Hero First Responder

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Dep. William “Trey” Parks was honored July 31 by WNOE 101.1, iHeartRADIO and Chic-fil-A as a New Orleans Everyday Hero First Responder.

Dep. Parks is a 10-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office who currently serves as a member of the Field Operations Bureau Patrol Division. He also has been a firefighter with the New Orleans Fire Department for the past 12 years, currently serving as a Captain with Engine 38.

“We are proud of the work Deputy Parks does as a first responder,” St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said. “His efforts in keeping the people of St. Bernard safe are greatly appreciated.”

Along with the honor, Dep Parks received some radio swag and goodies and free Chic-fil-A for a year.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Dep. William “Trey” Parks was honored July 31 by WNOE 101.1, iHeartRADIO and Chic-fil-A as a New Orleans Everyday Hero First Res…

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy. Now is the time to sign up

Posted: August 7th, 2019 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy. Now is the time to sign up. Classes start Aug. 21

Would you like to meet Sheriff James Pohlmann and speak to him?
Would you like to meet the men and women of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office and speak to them?
Would you like to see how they do their jobs and see the equipment they use to do those jobs?
If you answered yes then the 21st session of its Citizens Police Academy is just for you.
St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy course is a free, 10-week program offered so residents can learn about police work.
Now is the time to sign up. Classes start Aug. 21 and will meet each Wednesday at 7 p.m. through graduation night in October.
For more information or to register, call Capt. Charles Borchers at (504) 278-7628 or Sgt. Eric Eilers at (504) 278-7799
Call because space is limited.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office books Chalmette man on narcotics

Posted: August 7th, 2019 | Filed under: Arrested, News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office books Chalmette man on narcotics
and weapons charges, seize weapons, narcotics and cash

A Chalmette man was arrested July 31 on narcotics and illegal weapons charges, and agents seized drugs, firearms and several thousand dollars in cash, during an investigation conducted by the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division Narcotics Unit, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

James C. Mitchell III, 27, of the 300 block of Chalmette Avenue in Chalmette, was booked with possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of marijuana, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

During the investigation, Sheriff Pohlmann said, agents obtained information about Mitchell being involved in illegal narcotics activity in St. Bernard.

On July 31, shortly before 10 p.m, Sheriff Pohlmann said, agents with the Special Investigations Division executed a search warrant on Mitchell’s Chalmette Avenue residence where agents recovered two clear plastic bags containing 27.5 grams of heroin, one plastic container with 7 grams of marijuana, and another plastic container with 17 partially burned cigars containing marijuana. They also seized a Glock 23 .40 caliber handgun, a Draco 7.62 mm machine pistol, and $8,000 in cash.

During a search of Mitchell’s vehicle, agents recovered one clear plastic bag containing 14.2 grams of heroin, a clear plastic bag containing 4.3 grams of marijuana, and a Glock .9 mm handgun.

A criminal history check was conducted on Mitchell which revealed he had several prior convictions for narcotics and firearm violations.

Mitchell was transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison where he was booked on the above charges.

Sheriff Pohlmann reminds residents to call the Sheriff’s Office narcotics hotline at (504) 271-DOPE or 3673 to report suspected illegal drug activity in St. Bernard Parish. Callers can remain anonymous, and all calls will be acted upon.

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to participate in

Posted: August 7th, 2019 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to participate in
‘Back to School Safe Driving’ enforcement campaign

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is participating in the “Back to School Safe Driving” law enforcement campaign to bring attention to distracted driving in school zones with a special emphasis on prohibited cell phone use in those areas.

With the beginning of the 2019-20 school year this week, deputies with the Field Operations Bureau Traffic Division will be making extra patrols on parish streets and highways to participate in the campaign, which is a collaborative effort between the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, the Strategic Highway Safety Plan and the New Orleans Regional Traffic Safety Coalition.

Sheriff James Pohlmann urges residents to drive cautiously and obey school zone speed limits in the mornings and afternoons.

“We want residents to be mindful of reduced speed limits near our schools, to stay off their cell phones and watch for students walking in the areas near schools,” the Sheriff said. “Also, be prepared for school buses making frequent stops to pick up or drop off students. You don’t want to have a mental lapse and make a mistake you would regret forever.”

Sheriff Pohlmann said speeding through a school zone will come with a hefty fine and a mandatory court appearance.

The Sheriff also would like to make residents aware of the new laws for vehicle child safety restraints which went into affect Aug. 1. Please see the attached chart with the new laws according to Louisiana State Bill 76.

Sheriff Pohlmann, who is a member of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, representing the 1st Congressional District, feels initiatives such as this one are an important safety tool.

“These types of programs promote safety on our roadways,” Sheriff Pohlmann said. “We will not tolerate motorists driving irresponsibly and putting our children at risk.”

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St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office looking for owners of lawn equipment

Posted: July 27th, 2019 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office looking for owners of lawn equipment

Detectives with the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau are currently investigating several thefts of multiple pieces of lawn equipment.

The stolen items include several lawn mowers, a weed eater, an edger, a blower and a compressor.

Detectives are trying to locate the owners so they can return their property.

Anyone with information regarding these stolen items is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (504) 278-7630.

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Would you like to meet Sheriff James Pohlmann and speak to him?

Posted: July 26th, 2019 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

Would you like to meet Sheriff James Pohlmann and speak to him?
Would you like to meet the men and women of the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office and speak to them?
Would you like to see how they do their jobs and see the equipment they use to do those jobs?
If you answered yes then the 21st session of its Citizens Police Academy is just for you.
St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy course is a free, 10-week program offered so residents can learn about police work.
Now is the time to sign up. Classes start Aug. 21 and will meet each Wednesday at 7 p.m. through graduation night in October.
For more information or to register, call Capt. Charles Borchers at (504) 278-7628 or Sgt. Eric Eilers at (504) 278-7799
Call because space is limited.

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