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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Mar11

Sheriff Smith presents State of the Agency Report

Sheriff Randy Smith invites St. Tammany Parish residents and business owners to view the 2021 St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office State of the Agency Report.
Aug10

STPSO Recovers Body of Missing Kayaker

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Marine Division recovered the body of a 28-year-old kayaker late Tuesday (August 9) evening on Doubloon Bayou near Slidell. At approximately 10 p.m. a man called STPSO to report his adult son missing after he located the son’s kayak overturned in the bayou behind his house. The son was last seen fishing in the bayou at 5:30 p.m. that evening.  Using flatboats, the STPSO…
Jul31

Woman Dies After Crash Less Than a Mile from Social Gathering

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash which occurred Saturday (July 30) evening near Covington. Shortly before 6:45 PM, a 27-year old Covington woman left a social gathering in the 1500 block of Tchefuncte Drive near Covington on a 2007 Honda CRF-70F that she was driving.   For reasons unknown at this time, she left the roadway and crashed into a tree, approximately less than a…
Jul30

Following a Long Search, the Body of a 31 Year Old Marrero Man has Been Recovered From the Lake

Shortly after 8:00 AM on Saturday morning (July 30), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, with the assistance of the United States Coast Guard and Fire District 1 recovered the body of a 31 year old Marrero man that jumped from the twin spans on Thursday night (July 28.) The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office has positively identified the man as Jermaine Smith (DOB 08/09/1990.)   On Thursday…
Jul30

Overnight Slidell Area Shooting Leaves One Injured

On Friday night (July 29), an overnight shooting occurred at the Woodland Grove Apartments in the Slidell area which left one injured. Shortly after 10:30 PM, deputies responded to a call at this location regarding a female victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. The female victim was transported to a local area hospital, and is in stable condition.   Detectives responded to the scene and determined through available…
Jul28

Two Mississippi Men Arrested on Gun Charges Following a Disturbance at a Slidell Area Residence

Two Mississippi men have been arrested on gun charges following a disturbance at a Slidell area residence. Shortly after 2:30 PM on Thursday (July 28) deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence located on the 200 block of Blue Crane Rd in the Slidell area. A female homeowner was confronted in her front yard by two females that were known to her occupying a vehicle. A verbal altercation ensued…
Jul22

Swift Action by Deputies Prevents Mississippi Man from Harming Himself

Thursday, July 21, 2022 Shortly after 6:00 a.m Thursday morning (July 21), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an individual at the Oak Harbor overpass in Slidell attempting to jump off the bridge and onto I-10 in an attempt to harm himself.  The swift action by deputies prevented him from harming himself. 52 year old male was from the Mississippi area, and experiencing a mental health…
Jul18

High Level Drug Dealer Arrested

Thanks to proactive policing, deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a high level drug dealer over the weekend.   At approximately 8pm on Saturday (July 16 ) night, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a silver Honda Accord near the intersection of N 18th Street and Beulah Street in Lacombe.   Further investigation and a vehicle search led to the discovery of approximately two pounds of marijuana,…
Jul13

Former STPSO Deputy Arrested

A former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employee was arrested today (July 13) for two counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile. Nathan Bennett, a former deputy in STPSO Corrections Division, was arrested Wednesday evening on the misdemeanor charges. Bennett facilitated two underage females in running away from a residence, after one of the females reached out to him on social media and asked for a ride. Both…
Jul13

Kansas Couple Arrested After Drugs, Stolen Gun Located During Traffic Stop

A Kansas couple was arrested by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office after drugs and a stolen gun were found during a traffic stop earlier this month. At approximately 8 p.m. on July 6, a deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge Charger with a Kansas license plate. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 12, near Highway 59 in Mandeville,…
Jul12

Arrest Made Following Slidell-area Stabbing

A local man has been arrested following a stabbing which occurred Tuesday (July 12) at a Slidell-area motel. At approximately noon Tuesday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a stabbing, which occurred at a motel on Yapon Drive near Slidell. Responding deputies located a male in one of the hotel rooms suffering from what appears to be non-life-threatening stab wounds. He was transported by medical personnel…
Jul12

Two Separate Traffic Stops Result in Arrests for Illegal Drugs, Firearms

Two separate proactive traffic stops in St. Tammany Parish results in three arrests and the seizure of illegal narcotics and illegally possessed firearms. Friday (July 8) evening, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Proactive Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop in the Slidell area on a blue Ford Mustang after observing traffic violations. While speaking with the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Alphonse Tillman (DOB 07/16/1986) of Slidell, detectives…
Jul12

Woman Arrested After Setting House on Fire with Her Mom, Baby Inside

A Slidell-area woman has been arrested for arson after she set her home on fire while her mother and her 4-month-old baby were inside. At approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday (July 10), St. Tammany Fire District 1 personnel were dispatched to a fire at a residence on Jay Street in the Ozone Woods area of Slidell. They extinguished the fire, which was contained primarily to the exterior of the structure. A…
Jul08

Mount Hermon man, Juvenile Family Member Arrested for Unrelated Crimes

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Mount Hermon man for burglary and his juvenile family member for armed robbery in connection with two separate cases. At approximately 7 a.m. on June 26 a male entered a gas station on Highway 21 near Covington, brandished a firearm and demanded the clerk give him money from the register. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of…
Jul06

Man Arrested After Scamming Two St. Tammany Residents

Investigators with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Financial Crimes Unit have arrested a man who scammed two St. Tammany Parish residents out of thousands of dollars. It is believed this same man has been victimizing people all over the country. In April, a St. Tammany resident contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report they had wired a man $55,000 for a boat, and when they went to the Florida address he…
Jun30

Cattle Hauler Located, Arrest Made Hours After Theft Reported

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies helped to recover a stolen 18-wheeler cattle hauler Thursday (June 30) morning hours after it was reported stolen from a cattle farm north of Covington. Shortly after 6:30 a.m. Thursday one of the owners of a local cattle farm called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to report that his Peterbilt 18-wheeler and his attached cattle trailer had been stolen from his property on Highway…
Jun29

DWI Checkpoint Planned for this Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoint is part of the state-wide proactive “Drive Sober Get Pulled Over July 4th Special Wave,” aimed at combatting impaired driving. The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  “We encourage everyone to make wise choices, not just this holiday…
Jun24

Virginia Man Arrested After Pursuit with Stolen Vehicle in Slidell***

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Virginia man following a chase, which occurred Friday afternoon near Slidell. At approximately 2:15 p.m. Friday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies attempted a traffic stop on a Mazda SUV near Powell Drive on U.S. Highway 11 in Slidell. The vehicle, which had been reported stolen out of Virginia, failed to stop and instead initiated a high-speed pursuit down North Drive across…
Jun22

Delinquent Property Tax List to Appear in St. Tammany Farmer

In anticipation of its annual tax sale on Aug. 1, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office will advertise the list of delinquent properties in the June 29th edition of The St. Tammany Farmer. The list will also be posted under “Public Notices” on the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office website. The public notices include roughly 1,450 properties with taxes due to the parish and the municipalities of Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Pearl…
Jun18

Mandeville Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Mandeville man on felony animal cruelty charges after he left his dog outside in the heat and it died. At approximately 3 p.m. Saturday (June 18), STPSO deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 1500 block of Jasmine Street in Mandeville after a neighbor called about a dog being left out in the heat. Responding deputies located the deceased dog…
Jun16

Body Found in Florida Tied to Lacombe Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people on murder charges after a body found in Florida is determined to be that of a man killed in Lacombe earlier this week. On Tuesday (June 14) detectives with the Santa Rosa County (Florida) Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit recovered the body of an unidentified man from a waterway in their jurisdiction. As the investigation progressed the male subject was identified…
Jun16

Update Provided for Mandeville-area Shooting

Sheriff Randy Smith would like to provide an update on the shooting incident which occurred Sunday (June 12) night near Mandeville. Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Dupre Street near Mandeville in response to a report of a shooting. There were two victims. One was pronounced dead on the scene by medical personnel, and a second was transported…
Jun13

STPSO Investigating Mandeville-area Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident which occurred Sunday (June 12) night in the Mandeville area. Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, STPSO deputies responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Dupre Street near Mandeville in response to a report of a shooting. At this time, it is believed this is an isolated incident and everyone involved has been identified. The investigation is in…
Jun10

STPSO Assists in Arrest After Two Local Teens Shot in New Orleans East

After two St. Tammany Parish teenagers are found shot in New Orleans East, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives and SWAT team members assisted New Orleans Police in locating the person responsible and taking him into custody Thursday (June 9) evening. At approximately 5:30 a.m. Thursday, a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl, both from St. Tammany Parish, were found after they were shot and dumped near the intersection of Marques Road…
Jun03

Motorcyclist Dies Following Crash Friday Evening

A 49-year-old man has died following a crash that occurred Friday (June 3) evening near Folsom. Deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Traffic Division are investigating after a Hammond-area man died from his injuries after crashing his motorcycle into the back of a trailer being pulled behind a truck on Willie Road shortly before 7 p.m. The truck pulling the trailer was westbound on Willie Road, when it slowed…
Jun02

Residents Asked to Take Extra Precautions After Uptick in Mail Thefts

After experiencing what appears to be an uptick in bank fraud cases tied to mail thefts, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith is warning residents to take extra precautions when mailing checks and other documents with personal identifying information. The blue mail collection boxes commonly seen outside post offices and at other locations have become a target for thieves who steal and alter mailed checks and money orders.  Criminals use…
May30

One Missing, Five Rescued After Boat Capsizes in Lake Pontchartrain

***UPDATE***   Deputies with the STPSO Marine Division, assisting Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, recovered the body of the missing boater at approximately 7 p.m. Monday. The body was located in Lake Pontchartrain, just east of the Causeway bridge.  The body has been turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office, who will make a positive identification  and a determination on cause of death.    U. S. Coast Guard also assisted…
May26

UPDATED - Tickfaw Man Sought in Connection with Shooting at Sports Complex

***UPDATE***   Steven Newsome was located and taken into custody today (June 22) in the Tickfaw area by members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. He will be booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail, while he awaits transport to St. Tammany Parish. Sheriff Randy Smith thanks the U.S. Marshals Service and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in locating and apprehending Newsome.…
May25

Mandeville Man Arrested After Shaking Toddler

A Mandeville man was arrested this week after it was found he physically abused a toddler who was in his care earlier this month.   On May 05, deputies with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report on an unresponsive one-year-old at a residence on Independence Drive near Mandeville. The mother of the child told detectives, the toddler was in the care of her live-in boyfriend, Anthony Joliboix, when…
May25

Blood Drive to be Held Friday to Benefit Deputy Shot in the Line of Duty

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has received an outpouring of support from the community following the on-duty shooting of a deputy. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has received inquiries from the members of the public on how they can help Deputy Kenneth Doby and his family. While blood donations frequently come up as response to a shooting incident, it does not appear that Deputy Doby will be needing…
May25

STPSO Deputy Being Treated at Local Hospital After Being Shot

***UPDATE***   In connection with the shooting of a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy and the burglary of a local area business, a 13-year-old Waldheim area male has been arrested and booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center on the following charges: L.R.S. 14:27/30 Attempted First Degree Murder L.R.S. 14:108.2 Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence L.R.S. 14:108 Resisting an Officer L.R.S. 14:34.2 B(3) Battery of a…
May25

STPSO Deputy Shot; Subject in Custody

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy has been shot and has been transported to an area hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. Sheriff Randy Smith is asking for residents to please pray for the deputy as well as for the safety of all law enforcement. The deputy was patrolling the area of Highway 21 and Highway 1083 in Waldheim after a suspected business burglary had…
May24

STPSO Investigating After Gunshots Reported at Coquille Sports Complex

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies and detectives are on scene at Coquille Sports Complex near Madisonville after reports of shots being fired. Shortly before 6 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the sports complex, which is located near the intersection of Highway 1085 and Highway 1077, after it was reported that shots were fired. STPSO detectives have identified a vehicle of interest and have located that vehicle at a nearby gas…
May24

STPSO Investigating After Alton-area Shooting Incident

***UPDATE*** As a result of the investigation conducted today in Alton, the following people were arrested and will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center. The attached picture is the result of a search warrant conducted after a residence was identified as the location from which the shooting occurred.  All subjects listed below were in the residence upon St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives’ arrival, along with four juvenile…
May19

Arrest Made After Bottles of Illegal Cough Syrup Found During Traffic Stop

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest after 97 bottles of illegally obtained “cough syrup” was found during a stop on Interstate 12. At approximately 11 p.m. Monday (May 16), two vehicles traveling together eastbound on I-12 near Covington were stopped by detectives with the STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit after they were observed committing various traffic infractions. The occupants of the first vehicle, a black Mercedes C300, told the…
May18

Wanted Man Arrested After STPSO Responds to Suspicious Person Call

A suspicious person call resulted in an arrest Monday (May 16) night after alert St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies realized the man was giving a false name and in fact had warrants for his arrests and was also being sought by a nearby agency after he cut off his ankle monitoring device. Shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, STPSO patrol deputies were dispatched to a residence on Nellie Drive near Slidell…
May17

Arrest Clears Vehicle Burglary Cases

The arrest of a Slidell-area man has cleared 17 vehicle burglary cases in the east St. Tammany. On May 1, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Property Crimes Division responded to an address in the Kingspoint Subdivision near Slidell after being notified by members of the STPSO Patrol Division they had information on the location of a laptop computer that was reported stolen the previous night in a vehicle…
May16

Firearms Located During Traffic Stop

A traffic stop, which occurred on Interstate 59 last week, resulted in three illegally possessed firearms being taken off the streets. At approximately midnight, May 12, a deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a northbound black Mercedes sedan on I-59. The driver of the vehicle, Travis M. Kildal (DOB 06/06/1980) of Washington state, claimed to be staying in Picayune, Miss.  During the course…
May10

STPSO Arrests Man Found Transporting Illegal Narcotics

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man after he was found transporting a large cache of illegal narcotics through the parish. Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday (May 9) a deputy with the STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a Subaru Legacy which was traveling eastbound Interstate 12. During the course of the traffic stop, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Guillermo Zepeda…
May02

Body Found in Vehicle in Abita Nursery Subdivision

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found inside a vehicle in the Abita Nursery Subdivision. At approximately 2:45 p.m. Monday (May 2) afternoon, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the area of Pansy and Progress Streets in reference to gunshots being heard. Responding deputies located a deceased black male, with what appeared to be gunshot wounds, inside a vehicle on Pansy Street.  The body has been…
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