I take great pride in being entrusted with the honor and responsibility that comes with leading the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.

Randy Smith

Sheriff
Meet the Sheriff »
Feb12

STPSO is now hiring

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for individuals who want to make a difference and begin a career in law enforcement. Apply here.  View Recruitment Video
Jun16

Delinquent Property Tax List in Today’s Edition of St. Tammany Farmer

In anticipation of its annual tax sale on July 19, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is advertising the list of delinquent properties in today’s (June 16) edition of The St. Tammany Farmer. The list is also posted under “Public Notices” on the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office website. The public notices include approximately 1,200 properties with taxes due to the parish and the municipalities of Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Pearl River, Abita Springs…
Jun15

Forty Graduate from STPSO P.O.S.T. Academy

  Forty cadets, representing five different agencies, graduated Monday (June 14) evening from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office P.O.S.T. (Police Officer Standards and Training) Academy during a special ceremony held at First Baptist Church of Covington. The graduates included 21cadets from Session 22 Day Class and 19 cadets from the Session N-10 Night Class. From the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Justin Baldo Deputy Bailey Barrios Deputy Kamryn…
Jun14

Arrests Made After Probation & Parole Calls for Assistance from Narcotics Division

Four individuals were arrested on June 9 after St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputies assisted Louisiana Probation and Parole agents with an investigation at a residence in the 19000 block of Wymer Road near Covington. Detectives with the STPSO Narcotics Division were called to assist after Probation and Parole agents observed narcotics while at the residence of Scott Williams (DOB 2/28/1986). During their investigation, STPSO detectives seized approximately 96.6 grams of…
Jun11

One arrested, One Wanted Following Slidell-area Armed Robbery

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a juvenile and is asking for the public’s helping in looking for a Slidell-man wanted in connection with an armed robbery, which occurred earlier this week outside a Slidell-area service station. Monday (June 7) morning, an individual contacted the STPSO after two men robbed him at gunpoint behind a gas station in the 2000 block of Oak Harbor Boulevard near Slidell. The…
Jun10

***Update***STPSO Investigating Folsom-area Shooting

***Update***   The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Folsom-area man in connection with a murder that occurred Thursday (June 10) evening. Shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the 1300 block of Valley Court near Folsom in reference to a reported shooting. Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male suffering from a fatal shotgun wound to the chest.  The deceased was identified by the…
Jun04

Mandeville Domestic Violence Incident Results in One Injured, Suspect Dead

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic violence call Friday (June 4) morning after a Mandeville-area man beat and cut his mother before drowning himself in a nearby pond. STPSO deputies were dispatched shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday to the 2000 block of Timbercreek Lane near Mandeville after a neighbor called 911 to report a woman was screaming for help. Responding deputies learned the woman and her…
Jun03

Sheriff Smith Announces New Pay Structure, Benefits for STPSO Employees

Sheriff Randy Smith is pleased to announce he will be able to provide a significant raise for all employees as the agency adopts a new salary structure beginning with the 2022 fiscal year.  Aimed at rewarding experience and education while also recruiting and retaining quality employees, Sheriff Smith has opted this fiscal year to forgo the traditional cost-of-living and merit-based raises and instead to focus on increasing the base salaries…
Jun02

STPSO Investigating After Alton-area Home Struck by Gunfire

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are currently investigating after a residence in the Alton community near Slidell was struck by gunfire early Wednesday (June 2) morning. STPSO deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 62000 block of North 11th Street in Alton shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday in reference to gunshots. Responding deputies discovered the residence, which was occupied at the time, had been struck, but no one was injured.…
May30

***UPDATE*** STPSO Working Slidell-area Homicide

***UPDATE*** The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell man in connection with the murder of his 40-year-old cousin. Shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday, May 30, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the 58000 block of Lynn Road near Slidell in reference to a reported shooting.  The victim, who has been identified by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s office as 40-year-old Matthew Cetrone, was transported to a local-area hospital…
May27

Two Arrested, One Sought in Pearl River-area Homicide

  The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two Slidell men and are looking for a third in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old Pearl River man.  Shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, May 21, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the 73000 block of Mike Talley Road near Pearl River in reference to an individual who had been shot. The victim, who has been identified by the St. Tammany…
May25

Sheriff Smith Urges Boating Safety this Holiday Weekend

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division will be proactively patrolling our waterways over the Memorial Day weekend.  There are expected to be many watercraft of various sizes on the rivers and lakes as the boating season kicks off for the unofficial start of summer this weekend. With the recent heavy rains, the waterways are high, so please be mindful of your surroundings and of other watercraft around you,…
May24

STPSO Participating in Click It or Ticket Campaign

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is participating in the National Click It or Ticket campaign May 24- June 6.  As part of this national campaign, the STPSO will increase deputy patrols in neighborhoods and on local highways to conduct extra seat belt enforcement and checkpoints.  The extra manpower is being provided for this initiative by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, which also helps fund extra DWI patrols and underage alcohol enforcement…
May22

STPSO Working Pearl River-area Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide, which occurred late Friday (May 21) night in the 73000 block of Mike Talley Road near Pearl River. This is an ongoing investigation, and additional information will be provided as it becomes available. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 898-2338.
May13

Slidell-area Man Wanted on Attempted Murder Charge

   The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a Slidell-area man wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred Wednesday (May 12) afternoon in the Slidell area. Millionaire Forever Devine Route (DOB 8/27/1997) is wanted on a warrant for one count of L.R.S. 14:27/14:30.1 Attempted Second Degree Murder. Route is described as a black male, 5 foot 9 inches tall and approximately 190…
May11

Arrests Made After Drugs Found During Search of Slidell Residence

  The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men after a large cache of drugs and money was located during a search of a Slidell-area residence. On May 6, members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division assisted Louisiana Probation and Parole agents with an investigation at the residence of Sean Herron (DOB 6/16/1977) and Patrick Ducre (DOB 12/20/1968) in the 100 block of Ned Avenue…
May10

Arrests Made After Counterfeit Money Located at Slidell-area Residence

    The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested five individuals in connection with the manufacturing of counterfeit money. On March 30, while executing a search warrant at a Slidell-area residence as part of a separate investigation, STPSO patrol deputies located $22,613 in counterfeit currency inside the home. An investigation into the source of the fake money, lead STPSO detectives to two of the home’s residents, Lynn Pommier (DOB 6/1/1973)…
May07

STPSO Investigating Shooting Incident Near Slidell

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident which occurred on Thursday (May 6) afternoon, near Slidell. Shortly before 6:00 p.m., deputies responded to the area of Interstate 10 East, between Oak Harbor Blvd. and Old Spanish Trail, near Slidell, in response to reports of occupants of one vehicle shooting at another. The perpetrator vehicle, was described by witnesses as being a silver sedan. A male victim…
May05

STPSO Investigating Shooting Incident Near Slidell

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early Wednesday (May 5) morning near Slidell. Shortly after 1 a.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 36000 block of Fourth Street in response to a report of a shooting. A 45-year-old male victim has been transported to a local area hospital, where he is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds.  His condition is not known…
Apr29

STPSO Investigating Crash Involving Juveniles

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is working a two vehicle crash, which occurred Thursday evening, near Covington. Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Thursday, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the area of Charlene Lane and Carol Lane near Covington, in reference a crash involving two juveniles. The crash occurred when a 2004 GMC truck, driven by a 14 year old female, collided with a 2002 Yamaha dirt bike being operated by…
Apr29

STPSO Investigating Crash Involving Bicyclist

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Carroll Road near Slidell Wednesday (April 28) night. Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday STPSO deputies were dispatched to the area of Carroll Road and Shady Lane near Slidell in reference a crash which occurred between a Nissan Altima and a bicycle. The bicyclist sustained extensive injuries and was airlifted to a Southshore hospital.…
Apr22

Covington-area Man Wanted for Attempted Murder

A Covington-area man is wanted on attempted murder and robbery charges following an incident, which occurred Wednesday (April 21) evening in the Bush area. Shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 83000 block of Jenkins Cemetery Road in reference to an attempted armed robbery.  A male and female told responding deputies they were parked outside of the residence when they…
Apr21

STPSO Participating in National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday

This Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will participate in a one-day collaborative effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove unused and expired medications from homes and medicine cabinets. Bring your unused prescription drugs for disposal to the STPSO Administrative Building, 300 Brownswitch Road, in Slidell or the STPSO Law Enforcement Complex at 2070 Collins Blvd., in Covington. Tablets, capsules,…
Apr20

STPSO Working Fatal Golf Cart Crash Near Abita Springs

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is working a fatal golf cart crash, which occurred Tuesday (April 20) night near Abita Springs. Shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday deputies were dispatched to Quimet Drive northeast of Abita Springs after a family member called to report an elderly female had crashed a golf cart. Responding emergency personnel located the woman pinned under the golf cart and unresponsive. Medical personnel pronounced her dead…
Apr19

Pearl River Woman Arrested on Warrants Stemming from Son’s 2020 Death

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Pearl River woman Monday (April 19) on manslaughter charges stemming from the 2020 death of her adopted, mentally disabled adult-son. Sharon Lambert (DOB 1/20/1947) was arrested Monday at her Pearl River-area residence after warrants were issued for her arrest on three counts of L.R.S. 14:93.3 Cruelty to the Infirmed and one count L.R.S. 14:31 Manslaughter.  The warrants come following a more than…
Apr16

STPSO Participating in ‘Buckle Up in Your Truck’ Campaign

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is participating in the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission’s “Buckle Up in Your Truck” campaign this month. As part of this statewide campaign, which runs April 17-24, the STPSO will increase deputy patrols in neighborhoods and on our highways to conduct extra seat belt enforcement and checkpoints. The extra manpower is being provided for this initiative by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, which also helps fund extra DWI patrols…
Apr15

Slidell-area Couple Arrested on Narcotics Charges

A Slidell-area couple has been arrested on narcotics charges following a joint investigation between the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. On Wednesday (April 14) detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Marina Lane in Slidell after illegal drug use and the presence of firearms was reported…
Apr14

Slidell-area Man Arrested After Narcotics Found at Residence

A Slidell-area man was arrested this week after narcotics were located at his residence. Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Division began investigating on March 31, after learning of suspected illegal narcotics distribution by Benjamin Davis (DOB 8/25/1995) at a residence in the 100 block of Southpark Drive of Slidell. With assistance from the Slidell Police Department, detectives concluded their investigation on April 7 with the execution of…
Apr10

STPSO Searching For Missing Covington Woman

**UPDATE**   Laura Thomas has been located and is currently being transported to a local-area hospital where she will be evaluated by medical personnel. The extent and severity of her injuries are unknown at this time.   Sheriff Randy Smith would like to ask for continued prayers for Laura and her family and would like to thank those members of the general public and witnesses who assisted in providing information.…
Apr09

STPSO Detectives Locate Drugs, Firearms While Looking for Missing Juvenile

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives located a cache of drugs and firearms while assisting members of the US Marshals, who were searching for a missing juvenile at a Slidell-residence Friday (April 9) morning. Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division, along with members of the US Marshals Service, went to a residence on Preachers Oak Lane in Slidell early Friday morning in an attempt to locate Robby…
Apr01

Two Individuals Wanted in Connection with Slidell-area Shooting

Warrants have been issued for two individuals who are wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred Wednesday (March 31) morning near Slidell.   Mikel Slack (DOB 3/17/2001) is wanted on two counts of L.R.S. 14:27/30.1 Attempted Second-degree Murder, and Lamani Allen (DOB 3/4/ 1999) is wanted on one count of L.R.S. 14:25/14:27/30.1 Accessory to Attempted Second-degree Murder.   St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 1400 block…
Mar31

STPSO Working Shooting Incident Near Slidell

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently working a shooting incident which occurred in the 1400 block of Ellingsworth Drive near Slidell Wednesday (March 31) morning. At least one victim has been transported to a local area hospital, and the scene is secure at this time. The investigation is in the preliminary stages, and anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s…
Mar29

Meraux Man Arrested After Stolen/Fraudulent Checks Found During Traffic Stop

A Meraux man is back behind bars in St. Tammany Parish after an investigation following a routine traffic stop reveals more than 400 stolen/fraudulent checks valued at approximately $538,000.  Gregory Ward Jr. (DOB 7/14/1999) was stopped by a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy for speeding on January 25. During that traffic stop, Ward initially provided a fake name was found to be in possession of several checks, credit cards, and…
Mar21

STPSO Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

***Update***   Tristen Blake Sullivan (DOB 9/11/1991) of Franklinton has been arrested in connection with the fatal hit-and-run crash, which occurred late Saturday (March 20) night in Madisonville, La. Sullivan was taken into custody Wednesday (March 24) and will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges: (1 count) L.R.S.  14:100 C (3) Hit and Run Driving; Death or Serious Bodily Injury (1 count) L.R.S. 14:32…
Mar11

Woman Wanted in Slidell-area Murder

The St. Tammany Parish Sherriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a woman wanted in connection with a murder that occurred last weekend in the Slidell area. Sunday afternoon, deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the 200 block of Brownswitch Road in Slidell, regarding a male who had been shot.  The subject was transported to a local hospital, and ultimately succumbed to his injuries…
Mar10

STPSO Receives National Award for Budget Document

Sheriff Randy Smith is pleased to announce the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association for its Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. The national award represents a significant achievement by the agency and reflects the commitment of the agency and its staff to meeting the highest principles of government budgeting.  In order to receive the budget award, the St. Tammany…
Mar09

STPSO Working Shooting in Slidell

***UPDATE***   The victim in this case has succumbed to his injuries and died.  The body has been turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office who will conduct an autopsy and determine the cause and manner of death.   The investigation remains open/active and no additional information is available, at this time.    _____________________ The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently working a shooting incident which occurred…
Mar03

Homeowner from 2020 Home Invasion Arrested on Drug Charges

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested the homeowner following a December 2020 home invasion, after detectives located a large cache of drugs, cash and weapons inside the residence during the investigation. Recall on December 8, 2020, deputies were called to a residence in the 28000 block of Palmer Drive in reference to a shooting. The homeowner told deputies he shot at four men after the men entered his…
Mar03

STPSO Names Admin Deputy of the Year

Sheriff Randy Smith has named the 2020 St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Administrative Deputy of the Year – Deputy Thu Huynh-Yee. Deputy Yee was hired in October 2011 as a Sales Tax Auditor for the Sales Tax Department.  In 2020, she was assigned the responsibility of training a new auditor following the retirement of a field training officer.  This position has not experienced much turnover over the years, and training for…
Mar01

Slidell Couple Arrested on Drug Charges

   Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Division wrapped up an investigation last week with the arrest of a Slidell-area couple after locating $73,000 worth of meth at their residence. Detectives began investigating in 2020 after they were made aware of suspected illegal narcotics being distributed by William Anthony “Tony” Murray and his wife, Desiree Murray, who both resided on Pine Ranch Road in Slidell. With assistance from…
LOADING