The Public Affairs Department for the Sheriff’s Office provides information to the public and the press to promote awareness of how the agency achieves its overall mission to protect life and property in St. Tammany Parish.
The Public Affairs Department is divided into two broad areas: public information and electronic media production. The Public Information Officer (PIO) and the assistant PIO are responsible for interactions with the press and communications with the public at large. Electronic media production involves the creation of videos, pictures and other visual and multi-media content which highlight the efforts of the Sheriff and preserves that information for generations to come. The department achieves this through a variety of venues:
The agency’s Website - www.stpso.com
The agency’s Facebook page - www.facebook.com/stpso
The agency’s Twitter account - @STPSO
The agency's Youtube channel - www.youtube/STPSOvideo
STPSO's Public Affairs Division has its own in house production studio, where it produces the television series, Behind the Badge, providing viewers with an inside look at the various roles the agency plays in the community. Behind the Badge episodes are viewable from the Video link on our website and on St. Tammany Parish Access Channel 10 and WLAE Channel 32 out of New Orleans. The series received two awards at the 2013 Press Club of New Orleans’s Excellence in Journalism Awards Ceremony. The Sheriff’s Office was honored with a second place award for an episode on the agency’s Traffic Division and a third place award for its episode on the Investigations Division.
The Public Affairs Division recently revamped the website and now has a smartphone app and a new crime mapping program.