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
Feb04

Sheriff Smith Releases Mid-term Report

Sheriff Randy Smith has released his Mid-term Report highlighting information related to the activities, operations and accomplishments of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office since he took office in July 2016. This informative document includes information regarding the Crisis Intervention Team, School Resource Officer program, expanded online services for the public, training, stats, community related activities and more. The Mid-term Report will be available for public viewing on our website, www.stpso.com.
Oct14

Mandeville Man Arrested After Making Plans to Meet Teen for Sex

A Mandeville man has been arrested after he showed up at a residence looking to have sex with a 14-year-old girl. Shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Friday (Oct 11), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Harry Lemons Road in Mandeville in reference to a man who was at the residence attempting to locate a teenage girl who he said told him to meet her there.  Bruce…
Oct11

Subjects from Mississippi Wanted for Thefts in St. Tammany

Two Mississippi residents are wanted by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office for theft, bank fraud and vehicle burglary. On Monday, September 30, two subjects entered several local fitness clubs and stole personal items and vehicle keys from multiple victims’ lockers.  The two subjects then burglarized some of the victims’ vehicles in the parking lot of the fitness clubs and made fraudulent charges with victims’ credit cards. Following a social…
Oct11

Elderly Man Dies after Vehicle Found Submerged at Boat Launch

An elderly man has died after a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy discovered a vehicle submerged at a boat launch in the Lacombe area Friday morning (October 11). An STPSO deputy was conducting a routine patrol at the Main Street Boat Launch shortly after 8:00 a.m. when he observed what appeared to be the roof of a vehicle submerged in the water.  Members of the STPSO Marine Division, the STPSO…
Oct11

Elderly Man Dies after Vehicle Found Submerged at Boat Launch

An elderly man has died after a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy discovered a vehicle submerged at a boat launch in the Lacombe area Friday morning (October 11). An STPSO deputy was conducting a routine patrol at the Main Street Boat Launch shortly after 8:00 a.m. when he observed what appeared to be the roof of a vehicle submerged in the water.  Members of the STPSO Marine Division, the STPSO…
Oct10

Arrests Made Following Damage at St. Tammany Dirt Pit

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two individuals after it was discovered they were responsible for causing a significant amount of damage at a local dirt pit. On Sept. 28, STPSO deputies responded to a dirt pit on Highway 1129 near Covington after an employee discovered damage to the work site and pieces of equipment when he reported to work that morning. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office…
Oct10

STPSO Employee Arrested on Causeway Bridge

UPDATE:  ***STPSO Deputy Chief Terminated*** Sheriff Randy Smith announces that as of 9 a.m. Friday (Oct. 11), the employment of Gregory Longino, a 29-year veteran of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was terminated.   An employee of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is on administrative leave after being arrested on the Causeway early this morning (Thursday, Oct. 10).  Shortly before 5:30 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 10) the St. Tammany…
Oct09

STPSO to Participate in Night Out Against Crime

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will join other South Louisiana law enforcement agencies in celebrating National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Numerous National Night Out parties will be hosted throughout unincorporated St. Tammany Parish. National Night Out is a nationwide crime prevention event. Traditionally, the event is held during the month of August, but due to the extreme heat in some areas of the country,…
Oct07

Mississippi Duo Arrested Following Slidell-area Battery

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a father and son from Mississippi after they forced their way into a Slidell-area home last week severely beating a man. Shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, STPSO deputies responded to a Slidell-area residence located in the 200 block of Bishop Drive in reference to an aggravated battery. The homeowner told deputies two men had forced their way into his home…
Sep30

Arrests Made in Animal Cruelty Case

Three individuals are facing animal cruelty charges in connection with an abandoned dachshund, who was found last week in a Slidell-area mobile home park with its hind legs removed. A local resident contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 25 after a local animal rescue group obtained a dog, which had appeared to have had its two hind legs sawed off. STPSO detectives working the case learned the…
Sep27

STPSO Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash

At approximately 5:30pm (Sept. 27) St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of North Willie Rd. near Folsom, to investigate a motorcycle crash that has resulted in a fatality. The preliminary investigation by deputies revealed the crash occurred as the 2014 Honda Fusion was travelling north on N. Willie Rd near La Hwy 40, when for unknown reasons, the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the…
Sep27

$29,000 of Suspected Drug Money Seized During St. Tammany Traffic Stop

  St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputies located and seized a large stash of suspected drug proceeds during a traffic stop on Interstate 12 earlier this week. At approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 24), a member of the STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was headed westbound on Interstate 12 near Mandeville. The driver of the vehicle, Francisco S. Gonzalez (DOB 12/06/1990), identified himself…
Sep26

Lacombe-area man Fatally Shot by Deputies

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputies, attempting to take a man into protective custody, found themselves having to use deadly force Wednesday night. Shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday night (Sept. 25), deputies were dispatched to a home on Oak Cove Drive off Fish Hatchery Road in Lacombe, to serve an order of protective custody. An Order of Protective Custody (OPC) is issued by the Coroner’s Office and requires law enforcement to take…
Sep20

Traffic Stop Uncovers Large Stash of Illegal Drugs

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has taken a significant amount of narcotics off the streets following a traffic stop Thursday afternoon (Sept. 19). At approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday, an STPSO patrol deputy conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck traveling on Fish Hatchery Road in Lacombe.  During the stop, the driver, Harold Batiste (DOB 5/27/1973) of Lacombe, was detained for resisting an officer after he refused to…
Sep19

Shrimp Boat Captain Arrested After Altercation

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Slidell-area man Wednesday (Sept. 18) after an altercation between two shrimp boat captains. Shortly after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, STPSO Marine units were dispatched to the area of Rigolets Pass near Geoghegan Canal in reference to an altercation between the occupants of two shrimp boats. The captain of one of the boats, Casey Russell (DOB 12/02/1983) of Slidell, had become angry after locating…
Sep16

Federal Law Enforcement Agent Arrested for Defamation

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a federal law enforcement agent and former STPSO employee Monday (Sept. 16) for defamation. Jerry Rogers Jr. (DOB 11/3/1972) was arrested after it was discovered he sent numerous emails which included false information in relation to an open investigation.  Rogers used a fake name to create an email account and then sent messages to the family members of a victim.  The emails contained…
Sep13

One Arrested, One Sought After Two Vehicles Stolen and House Burglarized

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to what was believed to be a vehicle crash in the Lacombe area Thursday afternoon (Sept. 12).  Throughout the course of the investigation, it was learned that the individuals were driving a stolen vehicle from the New Orleans area, burglarized a residence, and attempted to steal a vehicle from the burglarized residence.  Detectives have arrested James Leonard (DOB 8/5/1972) of Chalmette and are…
Sep11

Mother Arrested After Daughter Brings THC Edibles to School

A Covington-area woman was arrested Tuesday (Sept. 10) after her 11-year-old daughter brought THC-laced edibles to school and shared them with her classmates. A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy assigned as a resource officer at a Mandeville-area school alerted detectives after a student had a reaction to a gummy candy she was given by a classmate. The child had to be transported to a local hospital for medical attention.  …
Sep09

National Night Out to be held October 15

Sheriff Randy Smith is excited to announce that a date has been set for National Night Out celebrations in St. Tammany Parish. On Tuesday, October 15, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office will join other law enforcement agencies in southeast Louisiana by participating in National Night Out Against Crime. If your neighborhood wishes to participate, and would like a deputy to attend, register your event HERE. Please register your event by Friday, October 4…
Sep05

STPSO Receives Homeland Security Grant

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through its Operation Stonegarden program.  In Fiscal Year 2019, the Operation Stonegarden program provided $90 million to enhance cooperation and coordination among state, local, tribal, territorial and federal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure the United States’ borders along routes of ingress from international borders to include travel corridors…
Aug29

STPSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint this Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish.    The checkpoint is part of the ongoing, proactive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to combat impaired driving. The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. “We hope these checkpoints serve as a deterrent to drinking and…
Aug24

Man Arrested After Running Through Yards in Covington-area Neighborhood

A man has been arrested following an exciting morning in a Covington-area neighborhood. Shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday morning (August 24), a resident in Tchefuncta Estates called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office after finding a suspicious man in his backyard. The resident had given chase but had lost sight of the man after he fled into another backyard.  While deputies were en route to that call, several more calls…
Aug22

STPSO Public Records Can be Requested Online

Requesting and obtaining public records from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has been made easier, thanks to a new web-based solution that Sheriff Randy Smith launched today. The new web-based public records software, powered by GovQA, provides the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office the ability to receive and respond to public records requests in a much more efficient manner. The public can now request, issue payment and receive copies of…
Aug15

STPSO Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Sheriff Randy Smith is 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 the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition for excellence in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. The award was presented for the agency’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report…
Aug14

Alabama Escapee Located at Mandeville-area Residence

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies located an escaped inmate from Alabama at a home near Mandeville. Shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday (August 12) STPSO deputies responded to a residence on Rollins Street, north of Mandeville, after receiving information that a man wanted out of Alabama was hiding there. Chris Dwayne Williams, (DOB 8/29/1975) was serving a 20-year sentence for manslaughter at the Childersburg Work Release Center, when on July 11, 2019 he left his assigned…
Aug08

Covington-area Man Arrested After Stabbing Father

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Covington-area man Wednesday night (Aug. 7) after he stabbed his father in the chest. Shortly after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, STPSO deputies were dispatched to an apartment off Highway 190 near Covington in reference to a stabbing. Deputies learned the victim, a 54-year-old Madisonville man, was involved in a verbal altercation with his son, Michael Prentice Jr. (DOB 8/7/1998), when the son armed himself…
Aug08

Sheriff Smith Thanks Community, Announces Service Information for Fallen Deputy

Sheriff Randy Smith wishes to thank the local community as well as our “blue family” far and wide for the outpouring of support and care following the tragic death of Corporal Jonathan Panks.  Cpl. Panks, a member of the STPSO Special Operations Division, was driving back to Louisiana Sunday afternoon (August 4), following his bachelor party in Florida, when a driver on Interstate 10 in Mississippi crossed the median and struck Panks'…
Aug07

Missing Juveniles Located After Crashing Stolen Truck

Two missing juveniles were located in Mandeville Wednesday morning (Aug. 7) after they crashed the stolen truck they were driving. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a gas station near the intersection of Florida Street and Girod Street in Mandeville shortly before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning in reference to a vehicle that had been reported stolen Tuesday (Aug. 6), out of Lafourche Parish.  When deputies approached the green in…
Aug02

Suit Filed by Former STPSO Employee Dismissed

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Randy Smith have been vindicated in a lawsuit filed by a former employee.  Calvin Lewis, a former captain with the agency, filed the suit after he was terminated in May 2017 for violating the agency’s anti-fraternization policy.  The STPSO’s anti-fraternization policy prohibits romantic or intimate personal or other close relationships between an employee and a known felon, Transitional Work Program inmate, or…
Aug02

Property Tax Sale Statistics Released

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith today released the statistics from the 2018 property tax sale, which was held Monday, July 29, 2019 at the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center. A total of 967 properties were scheduled for the sale due to unpaid property taxes.  During the sale, which was held in the misdemeanor courtroom, 728 properties were successfully auctioned. Another 239 properties were adjudicated to the parish. This means that no buyer placed a bid on the property,…
Jul24

Two Arrested Following Shooting at Lacombe Residence

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men following a shooting that occurred at a Lacombe-area residence Tuesday afternoon (July 23). Shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday, STPSO deputies were dispatched to a residence on Diane Street off Transmitter Road in Lacombe in reference to a shooting. Occupants at the home told deputies two men showed up at the residence, banging on the front door, demanding money one of…
Jul24

Property Tax Sale to be Held Monday

It’s Not Too Late to Pay Delinquent Taxes St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith reminds the public that the annual tax sale of properties within St. Tammany Parish will occur Monday, July 29, 2019, starting at 10 a.m. It is not too late for property owners to settle delinquent tax bills prior to the sale.  Property tax payments may be made Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.…
Jul22

Six Customers Injured After Vehicle Drives Into Abita Gas Station

St. Tammany Parish Sheriffs’ deputies were dispatched to an Abita Springs gas station shortly before 9:30 a.m. Friday morning in reference to a vehicle that had driven into the building.  A silver Honda CR-V had driven across the parking lot of the Texaco station at the corner of Highway 59 and Harrison Avenue (Dogpound Road) and had entered the store through the front glass. It came to a stop several…
Jul22

STPSO Hosting Free Back to School Events

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Traffic Division with host two free back to school events to help prepare local children and parents for the upcoming school year. The first event will be held Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Covington Sam’s Club parking lot, and a second event will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fremeaux Town Center’s…
Jul16

Abita Springs Elects Not to Renew Intergovernmental Agreement with the STPSO

Sheriff Randy Smith announced today that Abita Springs Mayor Dan Curtis has elected not to renew the town’s Intergovernmental Agreement with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. The current agreement, which was put in place in January of 2017, by the former Abita Springs mayor and Sheriff Randy Smith, provided for an enhanced and dedicated law enforcement presence in the Town of Abita Springs, through which Abita Springs’ residents enjoyed…
Jul11

Child Rape Suspect Arrested in Harvey

A Slidell-area man was arrested on warrants for rape following an incident involving a 9-year-old child.  A Slidell-area woman contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Wednesday night (July 10) after she came home and found her husband, Glenn Mills Jr. (DOB 8/23/1977), actively involved in a sexual act with a 9-year-old girl that was left in his care.  When confronted by his wife, Mills fled the residence in his…
Jul01

STPSO Investigating Overnight Shooting in Abita-area Subdivision

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that took place early Monday morning (July 1) that left one person injured.   STPSO deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Pansy and Success Streets in the Abita Nursey subdivision shortly after 1:00 a.m. in response to a shooting.   When deputies arrived, they discovered one male victim who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.   Evidence recovered…
Jun26

STPSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint this Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish.    The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  “We hope these checkpoints serve as a deterrent to drinking and driving,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “We ask our citizens to please make responsible decisions. If you choose to consume…
Jun24

STPSO Deputies Recover Body of 14-year-old Boy from East Pearl River

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies recovered the body of a 14-year-old Slidell-area boy late Sunday night (June 23) in the East Pearl River.  Shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division and Dive Team were dispatched to the East Pearl River near I-10 in reference to a juvenile that had gone into the water and had not resurfaced.  The 14-year-old boy was boating with family…
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