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
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Sep19

Jail bookings Sept. 12-18

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Sep13

Register Your Neighborhood for National Night Out Against Crime

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office will be participating in National Night Out Against Crime.  If your neighborhood wishes to participate this year, and wants a deputy to attend, please submit a request by visiting www.stpso.com, then click on "Community Programs". All requests must be submitted by Friday, October 7th. National Night Out is a nation-wide crime prevention event. Traditionally, the event is held during the…
Sep12

Jail bookings Sept. 5-11

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Sep08

Register for Lady Beware Class

  Because of the overwhelming response, the Lady Beware class scheduled for Sept/Oct 2016 is filled to capacity. Another course will be held in January 2017. Please check back here and watch on the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Facebook page for when registration opens for that class. Thank you!        The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has several spots left in its next Lady Beware course.  …
Sep06

Jail bookings Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Sep06

3-year-old Drowns Over Labor Day Weekend

It was a tragic Labor Day weekend for a family in Bush, Louisiana. Around 10:00 a.m. yesterday morning (Sunday, September 4th), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the 82000 block of Highway 21, after family members discovered their 3-year-old daughter unresponsive in their swimming pool. The mother of the toddler told authorities the 3-year-old was in the living room watching television and playing. The mother walked away for…
Aug29

Jail bookings Aug. 22-28

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Aug22

Jail bookings Aug. 15-21

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Aug15

Jail bookings Aug. 8-14

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Aug09

Jail bookings Aug. 1-7

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Aug02

Jail bookings July 25-31

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jul25

Jail bookings July 18-24

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jul18

Jail Bookings July 4-17

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jul06

Dispute at Car Dealership Leads Deputies on High Speed Chase

= Early this morning, a Florida woman led St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office (STPSO) deputies on a high-speed chase from Covington to Slidell over a dispute at a car dealership. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., the STPSO received a 911 call from the Kia Dealership (200 Holiday Boulevard, Covington, LA) in reference to a woman acting “erratic” inside of the business. The woman, identified as 21-year-old Mila Ellis, from Hialeah, Florida,…
Jul05

Jail bookings June 27 to July 3

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jul01

Domestic Violence Incident Turns Tragic - Suspect in Custody

An on-going domestic violence issue turned deadly just after midnight as St. Tammany Parish recorded its second homicide for 2016. The way the story unfolded was somewhat unusual. Early Friday morning (July 1, 2016), the George County Sheriff’s Office contacted St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and stated that 35-year-old, Jonathan Talley, came home with his 3-year-old son and told his parents that he had just shot his ex-girlfriend, Aimee Kirst,…
Jun29

Sheriff’s office receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Sheriff Jack Strain is extremely proud to announce that the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office with its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award was presented for the agency’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition for…
Jun27

Jail bookings June 20-26

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jun20

Jail bookings June 13-19

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jun16

Sheriff’s office receives prestigious Tyler Award

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office has been selected as a Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award winner for 2016.  This distinguished award is given annually to end users for outstanding utilization of Tyler Technologies’ Munis software. Tyler has nearly 1,400 local government clients using Munis in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean, including several municipalities within St. Tammany Parish.  The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office is one of only three…
Jun16

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office 2017 budget adopted

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain today announced that the 2017 budget for the Sheriff’s office has been adopted after a public hearing was held at the Justice Center in downtown Covington. The budget addresses the agency’s projected revenue and expenditures for the fiscal year period covering July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017.  In accordance with Louisiana law, the budget and notice of the hearing were publicly advertised last…
Jun13

Man who robbed ATM service technician arrested

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Slidell man minutes after he robbed an ATM repair man Sunday. The ATM repair technician was working on a machine in a parking lot off N. Military Road near Slidell shortly before noon on Sunday when he was approached by a man wearing a mask and a hood. The man, now known to be Shayne Thomas of Slidell, implied he had a weapon…
Jun13

St. Tammany Sheriff’s office releases results of salary survey

In October of last year, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain commissioned a salary survey of his agency by S.S.A. Consultants in Baton Rouge.  The survey was intended to show how the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office salary structure compares to other local law enforcement agencies and to like-sized agencies in the region and throughout the state. The results of that survey are now complete and the results show that the…
Jun10

Alabama man arrested after firing gun during road rage incident

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested an Alabama man after he fired a gun during an apparent road rage incident near Covington this morning. Shortly before 10 a.m. Friday, deputies were dispatched to Interstate 12 near the exit for Louisiana Highway 1077 in reference to a driver firing a handgun out of the window of his vehicle. The victim in the incident reported he was driving eastbound on Interstate…
Jun10

STPSO CTU team attends training

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Corrections Tactical Unit (CTU) recently returned from an intense training exercise held at the site of the former West Virginia State Penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia. This is the eighth year the unit from St. Tammany has attended the training, which includes a mock prison riot. More than 1,200 participants, representing 100 different agencies from 36 states and 30 countries, attended this year’s training and…
Jun06

Jail bookings May 30 to June 5

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jun01

Jail bookings May 16-29

The parish jail bookings from the last two weeks are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jun01

Elks Lodge recognizes DFC Ricky Steinert, STPSO Deputy of the Year

  St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year, Deputy First Class Ricky Steinert, was honored by Slidell Elks Lodge No. 2321. DFC Ricky Steinert has been with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office since 2006. In those 10 years, he has served in Criminal Patrol, Narcotics and Street Crimes. He is also an active Field Training Officer, helping to train and guide new recruits.  Prior to being hired by…
May18

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office K9 Marko to get body armor

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office K9 Marko will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Marko’s vest is sponsored by Noel Schultz and Norma Henry of Covington and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Lonnie R. Henry, New Orleans PD”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.…
May17

Local foster mother in jail on battery charges

  A local foster mother has been charged with cruelty to the infirmed and aggravated battery after St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives determined she had battered three of the special needs adults in her care.   Terry Crowe (DOB 1-22-1951; 36135 Doug Crowe Road, Pearl River) was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail May 10 on three counts of cruelty to the infirmed, two counts of aggravated second degree…
May16

Three Florida men arrested for St. Tammany car burglaries

Three men arrested over the weekend in Florida have been tied to “felony lane gang” car burglaries in St. Tammany Parish.  Thomas Hankerson (DOB 4/29/1991), Corey Hall (12/30/1993) and Cedric Camper (DOB 11/11/1997) all of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, were taken into custody by the Florida Highway Patrol near Tallahassee, Fla., Friday. The arrests came after St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives tied the three to at least five of the recent…
May16

Jail bookings May 9-15

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
May10

STPSO K9’s Cado, Sarge, Cenzo, Thor and Nero have received body armor

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office’s K9’s Cado, Sarge, Cenzo, Thor and Nero have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vests were sponsored by an Anonymous Sponsor and are embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton,…
May09

Jail Bookings May 2-8

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Apr26

Capt. Wayne Fisher Funeral

Capt. Wayne Fisher Funeral video The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said farewell to one of our own today. Captain Wayne Fisher was laid to rest at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, following a ceremony at Northshore Church in Slidell. Wayne L. Fisher Sr., 68, of Slidell, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in a plane crash while flying for St. Tammany Mosquito Abatement. Capt. Fisher was a member our…
Apr25

Jail bookings April 18-24

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Apr25

Sheriff’s Office investigating discovery of bullet holes in Northshore church

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are investigating bullet holes found in a Covington-area church over the weekend. A member of the Northshore Bible Church staff called the Sheriff’s Office when she reported to work at approximately 1:15 Saturday afternoon and noticed what appeared to be a bullet hole in one of the church windows. A window pane near the front entrance was broken and three additional bullet holes were located…
Apr25

Two Southshore men tied to crimes in St. Tammany, Baton Rouge and Jefferson Parish

Two Southshore men are in jail after a multi-jurisdictional investigation identified them in connection with several Mandeville-area vehicle thefts and burglaries last month. Brian Ernst (DOB 9/10/1985; 3809 Johnson Street, Metairie) and Raymond Kimble (DOB 11/29/1985; 134 Arnold Ave., River Ridge) have been booked in to the Jefferson Parish Jail. Upon their release from Jefferson Parish, they will each be booked into St. Tammany Parish Jail on warrants for simple…
Apr19

Jail bookings April 11-17

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Apr15

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office’s K9 Pindal has received body armor

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office’s K9 Pindal has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Wyna Stefanik of Sudbury, VT and is embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Betcha, Rutland County Sheriff’s Office, VT”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission…
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