Major Wharton Muller
The Vehicle Maintenance Department supports and maintains all STPSO vehicles, boats, trailers and associate equipment. The department is divided into three categories:
The Vehicle Maintenance Department (AKA Maintenance Barn) services all Criminal Division and Administration vehicles. All vehicles are inspected for safety every 3,000 miles with appropriate maintenance. STPSO employs ASE certified mechanics that oversee and train inmate workers who perform repairs and general maintenance on the fleet. This not only cuts operating expenses for the Sheriff's Office, it teaches the inmate a trade so upon release, he will be able to gain employment. STPSO is one of the safest fleet operations in the area.
The Body Shop Department repairs damaged vehicles in our fleet. We have a full service body shop capable of repairing and refinishing vehicles damaged in accidents. The Body Shop is manned by an ASE body shop mechanic who is also a professional painter and an expert in body repair.
The Boat Maintenance department maintains the STPSO fleet of watercraft and associated equipment. They are responsible for inspecting and servicing boats, trailers, 4 wheelers and all other equipment used by the Special Operations Department of the Sheriff's Office.
All three of these departments make up the team that supports the Sheriff's Office Mission to provide safe emergency response to St. Tammany Parish.
The Sheriff's Office conducts a Public Auction once a year as needed to remove excess vehicles and equipment from inventory. The auction is open to the general public and is advertised on this website and in local newspaper publications.