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.
Apr23

Slidell Home Invasion Investigation Uncovers Prostitution Operation

  St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies uncovered a prostitution operation while investigating a reported home invasion that occurred earlier this month in the Slidell area. On April 17, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Cherry Street in Slidell in reference to a reported home invasion and attempted kidnapping. Upon arriving at the location, deputies found three Hispanic males in a vehicle outside the residence.  …
Apr22

Anonymous Tip Leads Detectives to Narcotics, Firearms in Slidell Residence

A tip from an anonymous citizen led members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force to a Slidell-area residence where narcotics and numerous firearms were located Wednesday (April 17). One individual has been arrested and another is being sought in connection with the case. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force received an anonymous tip from a resident concerned about potential narcotics activity at a…
Apr16

Mandeville-area Man Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charge

A Mandeville-area man is facing an animal cruelty charge after he beat and stabbed a neighborhood dog. At approximately 5:45 p.m. Sunday (April 14), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on America Street near Mandeville in reference to a man beating a dog. Deputies learned that a boy was out selling candy in the neighborhood when a small dog that was properly restrained on a porch…
Apr16

Man Wanted in Texas for Fatal Hit and Run Located in Slidell

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office detective, who is assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, assisted Tuesday morning (April 16) in the apprehension of a man wanted in connection with a fatal hit and run out of Texas. The arrested subject, Jorge Granados (DOB 10/22/1996), was wanted on charges of Failure to Stop and Render Aid following a crash that killed 5-year-old girl on March 21 in Austin,…
Apr15

STPSO Looking for Man Following Residential Burglary in Folsom Area

UPDATE: At approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday night (April 15), the suspect, Dakota Cyprian (DOB 11/16/1993) of Folsom, was located by STPSO K9 Thor.  He was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for a dog bite. Upon his release, he was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:   L.R.S. 14:108.2 Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence (3 counts) L.R.S. 14:60 Aggravated Burglary with Battery L.R.S.…
Apr12

Mandeville Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Criminal Damage

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Mandeville man after he broke windows out of and caused damage to several Covington/Mandeville area businesses and a family residence located in Mandeville. Late Saturday night (April 6) and into Sunday (April 7) and Monday (April 8), the STPSO received reports from multiple businesses located along Hwy. 190 in Covington, Hwy. 59 in Mandeville and a Mandeville resident, that an unknown…
Apr11

Second Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a second suspect after a 19-year-old was robbed at gunpoint in a rural area of Folsom, LA on Tuesday evening (April 9). The victim had made plans to meet up with an acquaintance, who he identified as Cameron Perry (DOB 4/18/2000) of Folsom, so the two could shoot guns. While the two were at the arranged location, a third individual got…
Apr10

Teens Arrested After Breaking into Alton-Area Business

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two male juveniles after they broke into an Alton-area business early Tuesday morning.  Shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning (April 9) a 14-year-old and 16-year-old broke the front glass of a business on Highway 11 in Alton. During this incident, the duo stole more than $460 worth of cigarettes and tobacco products.  Shortly thereafter, the two teenagers were caught on surveillance, stealing an exterior camera and ice…
Apr10

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…
Apr10

Slidell Couple Arrested

  The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell-area couple on charges related to cruelty to a juvenile. On Monday, (April 8), the STPSO was contacted to conduct an investigation into the death of a three-month-old male child who was found unresponsive in a Slidell-area home.  The child was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.   The child’s remains were turned over to the St.…
Apr08

Local Teens Arrested Following Armed Robbery

Two area teenagers are behind bars after they robbed another teenager at gunpoint Saturday (April 6) evening near the Tammany Hills Subdivision. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested Blayne Bedford (DOB 8/13/2001) of Covington and Caleb Wood (DOB 7/26/2000) of Bush. Both have been booked into the St. Tammany Parish on the following charges: L.R.S. 14:64      Armed Robbery (FELONY) L.R.S. 14:64.3  Armed Robbery with a Firearm  The victim, a 17-year-old…
Apr04

Man Robbed in Retaliation for Selling ‘Bad Drugs’

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested two people this week after they forced their way into a Folsom area home shortly after midnight Monday morning (April 1) and robbed and pistol whipped a man. They told detectives the robbery was in retaliation after the man sold them bad drugs. Alexis Walker (DOB 12/29/1999) of Madisonville and Kristopher Wild (DOB 6/17/1996) of Covington forced their way into a home on…
Mar28

Covington-area Woman Arrested After Striking Pedestrian

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Covington-area woman following an incident that occurred Thursday morning in a neighborhood off Three Rivers Road in Covington. Shortly after 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the 18000 block of Derbes Drive in reference to a vehicle striking a pedestrian. Courtney McMahon (D.O.B. 08/23/1979) was driving her 2000 Dodge Caravan on Derbes Drive when the van struck a…
Mar26

Sheriff Urges Residents to Lock Vehicle Doors After Rash of Burglaries

**Update** Arrest warrants have been issued for four individuals in connection with a recent rash of vehicle burglaries reported in March, in western St. Tammany Parish. Detectives linked the same four individuals to these crimes and also to two vehicle thefts from driveways in the Emerald Creek Subdivision and off of Saw Grass Loop, near Covington. The stolen vehicles were later recovered in Tangipahoa Parish on separates days.  The vehicles were found…
Mar25

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Presents STPSO with Grant

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded a $2,300 grant to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. The money will be used by the Training Division to purchase necessary equipment for first aid and CPR training. All STPSO employees are required to maintain American Heart Association first aid and CPR certification. Using this grant, the STPSO Training Division will be able to acquire eight new American Heart Association compliant CPR…
Mar19

STPSO Awarded Funding for Checkpoints, Underage Drinking Enforcement

As an ongoing commitment to keeping our roadways safe, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $148,099 by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to be utilized as part of the statewide Fatal and Injury Crash Reduction Effort. The primary objective of this effort is to reduce fatal and injury crashes on Louisiana roadways, and funds will be used to supply additional manpower to conduct extra seat belt enforcement,…
Mar14

Teens Arrested Following High Speed Chase; Confess to Burglarizing Vehicles

Three teenagers were arrested by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies early Thursday morning (March 14) following a high speed chase in a stolen car.  Those same three teenagers confessed to numerous vehicle burglaries that occurred earlier this week.  Shortly after 1:45 a.m. Thursday, STPSO deputies were responding to a report of a vehicle burglary in progress in the Greenleaves subdivision near Mandeville, when they observed a suspicious vehicle without a…
Mar12

STPSO Employee Arrested for Drug Law Violations

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employee was arrested today (March 12) following a criminal investigation by the STPSO. Terry D. Cederholm II (DOB 01/24/1983), a patrol deputy for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Patrol Division, was arrested on a warrant that was issued through the 22ND Judicial Court on Tuesday morning (March 12).  Cedarholm’s employment with the Sheriff’s Office was immediately terminated. Cederholm was initially hired to work…
Mar11

STPSO Investigating Gunfire Behind Slidell-area Business

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that occurred shortly after midnight on Monday, March 11. STPSO deputies were dispatched to the area behind a business on Salmen Street in reference to reports of gunfire. STPSO deputies were able to collect the necessary physical evidence to support that shots had been fired at the location.  All subjects had left the scene before deputies arrived, but no one…
Mar08

STPSO K9 Echo to Reign Again as Mardi Paws Canine Grand Marshal

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s K9 Echo has been named 2019 Canine Grand Marshal for the Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws. The Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws will celebrate all things Comic Book Culture at its 25th annual parade, taking place along the Mandeville Lakefront on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. K9 Echo is a 3-year-old female Labrador trained in narcotic detection assigned to the STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit. The…
Mar08

Biloxi Man Wanted for Float Theft

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has obtained an arrest warrant for a Biloxi, Mississippi, man wanted in connection with the felony theft of a Mardi Gras float from the Covington area. The float was stolen from the Lions Club shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. The Sheriff’s Office received a report on Monday (March 4) that a 25-foot-long float, being stored with several others on the premises…
Mar06

Sheriff Randy Smith Reports the Conclusion of a Safe Mardi Gras Season on the Northshore

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies assisted in working 19 parades this Carnival season. This included one in Washington Parish, where deputies assisted Bogalusa Police Department with the Krewe of MCCA parade.   STPSO deputies worked together with our municipal law enforcement agencies to maintain order and provide crowd and traffic control along parade routes in Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Folsom, Abita Springs, Bush and Madisonville.  Sheriff Smith is pleased to report…
Feb27

Alabama Man Arrested on His Way to Court in Stolen Car

A man recently released from jail and expected to appear in court Wednesday (Feb. 27) was rearrested this morning after he was spotted driving a stolen vehicle. Wednesday (Feb. 27) at approximately 8:30 a.m., deputies observed a stolen Honda Accord headed west on Interstate 12, and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle exited the interstate at Highway 21 near Covington and turned onto Pinnacle Parkway, traveling against the flow of traffic. …
Feb26

STPSO Investigating Gunfire in Abita Nursery Subdivision

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that occurred Monday evening (Feb. 25) involving reported gunfire in the Abita Nursery Subdivision. Shortly before 4:00 p.m. Monday, STPSO deputies were dispatched to the area in reference to reports of gunfire. Deputies responded to the intersection of Success Street and Pansy Street, and STPSO investigators and crime lab technicians were able to collect the necessary physical evidence to support…
Feb20

Traffic Stop Results in Fugitive Arrest

A late night traffic stop near Madisonville resulted in the arrest of an Albany man and the recovery of a stolen pickup truck. Shortly after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night (Feb. 19), a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy, who was patrolling in the area of Louisiana Highway 22 near Madisonville, conducted a traffic stop on a white Dodge Ram 1500. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Livingston Parish.  A…
Feb13

STPSO Investigating Armed Robbery at Slidell-area Gas Station

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men who robbed a Slidell-area gas station early Wednesday morning (Feb. 13). Shortly before 5:30 a.m., two black males entered a gas station on Voters Road in the Slidell area. Both men were wearing clothing that partially blocked their faces. They were armed with handguns and demanded money from the cashier.   The men fled on foot with an undisclosed…
Feb13

STPSO Float Gives Parade-goers Chance to Donate Beads to STARC

Sheriff Randy Smith will partner once again this Carnival season with STARC to collect beads during local Mardi Gras parades. Look for the STPSO float at the end of the following parades for a chance to throw your unwanted beads back to benefit STARC:   Krewe of Poseidon Feb. 16 in Slidell Krewe of Pearl River Lions Club Feb. 17 in Pearl River Krewe of Eve Feb. 22 in Mandeville Krewe…
Feb06

Two Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit and Scuffle with Deputies

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Mandeville woman and her male passenger just after midnight on Wednesday (Feb 6) after a brief pursuit and scuffle with deputies. Shortly before midnight on Tuesday (Feb 5) a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy observed a Honda Civic travelling east on Holiday Boulevard in the westbound lanes of travel and attempted to make a traffic stop.  The suspect vehicle fled, but not before…
Feb05

Lacombe Man Arrested After Firing Upon Another Motorist

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives located an arsenal of weapons inside a Lacombe-area home while investigating a suspicious motorist Tuesday (Feb. 5). Deputies were contacted shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday morning by a motorist on eastbound Interstate 12 after he observed a driver with at least two guns on or near his person. The vehicle in question exited the interstate onto southbound Highway 434 and drove a short distance before…
Feb04

Slidell Man Wanted Following Sunday Night Shooting

**Update** Angelo “Lo” Roman Lafitte was taken into custody by STPSO detectives in Slidell Tuesday afternoon without incident. Lafitte will be transported to the St. Tammany Parish Jail, where he will be booked on the charges listed below.  “I applaud the detectives who tirelessly worked this case and successfully took this very dangerous individual off our streets within 48 hours of the crime being reported. Our prayers go out to…
Jan23

Human Remains Found Near Slidell

What appeared to be human remains were discovered by a Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) work crew Tuesday (January 22) adjacent to Interstate 10 near Slidell. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an area near I-10 between Gause Boulevard and the I-10/I-12/I-59 split at approximately 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in response to a badly decomposed human body being located under an interstate bridge.  Workers with LADOTD were…
Jan23

Two Arrested, Two Sought in String of Vehicle Burglaries

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has identified four subjects responsible for a recent string of vehicle burglaries that occurred on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the Madisonville/Covington area, two of which are in custody at this time. All four suspects are from the Hammond area. At least 18 unlocked vehicles were burglarized on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning in the subdivisions of Shady Oaks, Myrtle Grove, Beau Arbre,…
Jan16

STPSO Releases 2018 Crime Stats

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office today (Jan. 16) released the 2018 crime statistics for unincorporated St. Tammany, showing a continued decrease in crime and a continued above average solve rate.  Crime is down in unincorporated St. Tammany, including homicides. In early 2018, Sheriff Randy Smith reported crime stats for 2017, which included 17 homicides. This was the first year since 2007 for the parish to see a homicide rate…
Jan09

Arrests Made for Vehicle Burglaries at Slidell-area Condo Complex

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested three individuals after they were caught burglarizing vehicles Tuesday morning (Jan. 8) at a condominium complex near Slidell. Deputies were dispatched to a condominium complex located off Airport Rd. in Slidell, shortly after 4:30 a.m. after a resident called to report his vehicles had been burglarized and he had seen suspicious individuals walking around the neighborhood. Upon arrival, deputies established a perimeter around the…
Jan07

Man Arrested for Aggravated Burglary After Incident at Slidell-area Motel

A man was arrested Sunday (Jan. 6) after he robbed and battered his ex-girlfriend in a Slidell-area motel room before fleeing from authorities. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a motel on Yaupon Drive in Slidell shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday after a female occupant reported her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Martin (DOB 12/9/1996), had forced his way into her room, battered her and stole her wallet, which contained an…
Jan04

Drugs, Money Located During Search of Slidell-area Apartment

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force have arrested two individuals after a large amount of drugs and money were located at a Slidell-area apartment.   As part of an investigation that began with a citizen tip, task force members conducted a search warrant at an apartment on Brownswitch Road Thursday (Jan. 3) evening.   While searching the residence, detectives located and seized approximately seven and a…
Jan02

Man Arrested After Illegally Discharging Firearm from Moving Vehicle

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Denham Springs man after he fired a weapon from a moving vehicle on Saturday.  At approximately 1:00 p.m. (Dec. 29) St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies received a complaint of an individual driving a red, Toyota pickup truck observed discharging multiple rounds from a firearm, into the air, while driving east along Interstate 12 near Covington.  St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies quickly intercepted…
Dec26

Slidell Man Arrested for Armed Robbery

A Slidell man was arrested over the holiday weekend after he robbed another man at gunpoint at an apartment on Browns Village Road. The victim flagged down a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 to report that he had just been robbed.  He told the deputy he had had made arrangements to meet up with an acquaintance at an apartment off Browns Village Road…
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