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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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
Jul27

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy honored with State-wide Award

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Deputy First Class Dylan Crawford was selected the 2021 Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Deputy Valor award winner. The Deputy Valor award recipient is chosen based on an individual’s unquestionable performance above and beyond the call of duty and recognizes any extreme life-threatening acts of bravery.  DFC Crawford attended the LSA Annual Conference this week, where he was presented this prestigious state-wide award for his heroic actions. On September…
Jul19

STPSO Investigating Alton-area Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was shot while driving in the Alton area Sunday (July 18) evening.  Shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday a man called 911 to report he had been shot while driving down North Second Street in Alton.  He told deputies he was driving a white Mazda sedan northbound on North Second Street toward North 12th Street when one or more individuals began…
Jul16

STPSO Investigating Fatal Crash

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash, which occurred Friday (July 16) evening in the Slidell area. At approximately 5:40 p.m., STPSO deputies responded to a crash on Howze Beach Road (the Interstate 10 Service Road) near Slidell, which involved two vehicles. The initial investigation into the crash revealed that a Nissan Altima driven by an adult female was travelling eastbound on the service road when…
Jul16

Several STPSO Deputies Honored at Agency Awards Ceremony

Sheriff Randy Smith was honored to present several deputies with awards Thursday (July 15) at a special agency-wide ceremony held at the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Pearl River Training Center. Employees were recognized for their acts of bravery, heroism and selfless service shown over the past two years as no such ceremony was held last year due to the Covid pandemic.  Administrative Deputy of the Year for 2020, Deputy First…
Jul14

Houma Woman Arrested After Stealing Vehicle Left Running at Slidell Rest Area

A Houma woman was arrested at a Covington-area gas station Tuesday (July 13) afternoon after she stole a vehicle in Slidell and drove it through New Orleans and back into St. Tammany via the Causeway before taking St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit northbound down Highway 190. Shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified that a female had stolen a running vehicle from the Interstate 10…
Jul12

Sheriff’s Office to Hold Tax Sale Online Again This Year

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO PAY DELINQUENT TAXES St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith reminds the public the annual tax sale for delinquent 2020 taxes will occur online again this year in order to avoid crowding a courtroom with tax sale buyers. 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 the July 14 edition of…
Jul06

Lacombe Man Arrested For First Degree Rape

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Lacombe man in connection with a rape which occurred on Sunday, July 4TH. At approximately 6:00 p.m. on July 4, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies came into contact with a 64 year old Slidell woman who claimed she had been sexually assaulted while out riding her bicycle near the Lacombe-area.  The subsequent investigation led STPSO deputies to a residence located in the…
Jun30

STPSO Participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is joining other local law enforcement agencies in a coordinated effort to reduce impaired driving fatalities during the Fourth of July weekend. As part of the state-wide proactive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, additional deputies will be assigned to saturated patrol efforts to target impaired drivers. The campaign, which is coordinated and funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, will also include DWI checkpoints.…
Jun23

Covington-area Woman Arrested for Solicitation for Murder

  A Covington-area woman has been arrested for Solicitation for Murder after she solicited four teenagers to kill her former girlfriend’s new boyfriend in Lacombe earlier this month. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Office arrested Mykia Tyson (DOB 2/27/2001) on June 10 on two counts of Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property and one count each of Possession of Marijuana and Contributing to the Delinquency of  Juveniles. She was booked into the St.…
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…
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