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.
May22

Three People Shot During Altercation in Slidell Neighborhood

Three people were shot during an altercation in a Slidell-area neighborhood Thursday (May 21) night.    Shortly after 9 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the Kingspoint Subdivision area near Slidell in reference to multiple individuals being shot.  Responding deputies learned a group of individuals had gotten into an altercation at a residence in the 200 block of Hollow Rock Court and gunfire was exchanged.  Three individuals, one female and two males, were…
May21

STPSO Working Slidell-area Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently working a shooting with multiple victims in the Kingspoint Subdivision and Voters Road area near Slidell. This is an active and ongoing investigation, and additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
May18

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 this month. As part of this national campaign, which runs May 18-31, the STPSO will increase deputy patrols in neighborhoods and on our highways to conduct extra seat belt enforcement and checkpoints throughout the month.  The extra manpower is being provided for this initiative by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, which also helps fund…
May17

Abita Springs Man Arrested After Stand-off With Deputies

An Abita Springs man was taken into custody early Sunday (May 17) morning after a six-hour standoff with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies. At approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday (May 16) deputies where dispatched to a residence on Jarrell Road near Abita Springs in reference to an altercation between a couple.  Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim and determined she had been a victim of an aggravated battery perpetrated by…
May17

Arrests Made After Woman Held Against Her Will at Slidell-area Residence

Arrests Made After Woman Held Against Her Will at Slidell-area Residence   The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested three individuals after a New Orleans-area woman was beaten and held against her will inside a Slidell-area residence Saturday (May 16). At approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday (May 16), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Mallard Street in Slidell, after a woman called to report her mother…
May14

Slidell Man Arrested For Armed Robbery

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell-area man after he robbed an acquaintance at gunpoint. Stephon Malonson (DOB 3/8/1998) called the victim and her friend Thursday morning (May 14), needing a ride from the Hammond area to the Shady Pine Mobile Home Park near Slidell. When the three arrived at the mobile home park, Malonson produced a handgun and robbed the victim, taking a prepaid credit card…
May14

Slidell Man Arrested For Armed Robbery

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell-area man after he robbed an acquaintance at gunpoint. Stephon Malonson (DOB 3/8/1998) called the victim and her friend Thursday morning (May 14), needing a ride from the Hammond area to the Shady Pine Mobile Home Park near Slidell. When the three arrived at the mobile home park, Malonson produced a handgun and robbed the victim, taking a prepaid credit card…
May13

Woman Arrested Following Slidell-Area Shooting

A Slidell-area woman has been arrested in connection with a domestic-related shooting that occurred overnight near Slidell.  At approximately 12:30 a.m. Wednesday (May 13), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the Kings Point area of Slidell after a third party called to report a man had been shot by his girlfriend. Samantha George (DOB 12/24/1978) of Slidell was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail…
May12

STPSO Investigating Slidell-area Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday night in the Belair Subdivision near Slidell.  One victim, a 21-year-old male, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  This is an ongoing and active investigation, and no additional information is available at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office…
May09

Inmate at St. Tammany Parish Jail Dies From Apparent Suicide

An inmate in the St. Tammany Parish Jail was found unresponsive by deputies after apparently strangling himself in his cell early Saturday (May 9) morning. A Lacombe man, 45, was found unresponsive at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the isolation cell where he was being held. Upon noticing the inmate was unresponsive, jail staff immediately began CPR and contacted medical personnel at the jail in addition to outside EMS.  Life saving…
May07

One Juvenile Arrested, Another Wanted in Connection with Recent Vehicle Burglaries

Several local vehicle burglaries have been cleared after a Covington-area woman called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to report she located stolen items in her 15-year-old son’s bedroom. The woman told deputies she checked the bedroom her son shared with her 15-year-old nephew after someone told her the two boys were in possession of a firearm. She did not locate the firearm, but instead found what she believed to…
May04

Missing Boater Located

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Operations Division, with the assistance of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the U.S. Coast Guard and Pearl River Police, located a missing boater Monday (May 4) afternoon. Shawn “Michael” Copling of Pearl River launched his boat around noon on Sunday (May 2) at Pump Slough. He told family members he was going on a boat ride and when he had not returned…
Apr30

Stolen Vehicle Recovered Following Pursuit

    A routine traffic stop resulted in a vehicle pursuit and ultimately in the recovery of a stolen vehicle and the arrest of five subjects Thursday (April 3) morning near Slidell. Shortly after 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was headed east-bound on Interstate 12. The vehicle was later found to be stolen out of…
Apr23

Man Arrested in Slidell-area Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell-area man in connection with a homicide that occurred Thursday (April 23) at a residence in the 59000 block of Shady Lane in the Slidell area. Shortly after noon, deputies were dispatched to the residence after an individual identified as Rueben “Rambo” Patrick Cousin (DOB 10-9-1996) stabbed another man during an altercation at the home. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies…
Apr23

STPSO Working Slidell-area Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently working a homicide, which occurred shortly after noon on Thursday (April 23) at a residence in the 59000 block of Shady Lane in the Slidell area. This is an active and ongoing investigation, and we will provide additional information as it becomes available.
Apr22

Abita Springs Man Arrested After Attacking A Couple in Their Home

An Abita Springs-area man is facing attempted murder charges after he came into a couple’s home and attacked them with a hatchet and a sickle. At approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday (April 21), St. Tammany Parish deputies responded to a residence in the Hillcrest area near Abita Springs in reference to a woman who reported she had been stabbed. When deputies arrived at the home they located the woman, who was…
Apr20

Two Individuals Located After Becoming Stranded While Crawfishing

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Operations Division, with the assistance of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Coast Guard, rescued two individuals who went missing while crawfishing in the Pearl River area.   A 48-year-old man from Iberville Parish and a 56-year-old woman from Ascension Parish were reported missing by family members when they did not return after going crawfishing late Friday (April 17) night…
Apr18

Mandeville-area Father Arrested After Abusing Infant Son

***UPDATE*** STPSO Detectives were notified by doctors Sunday (April 19) morning that the infant had succumbed to his injuries.  At that time the charge against Brian Young was upgraded from L.R.S. 14:93.2.3 Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles to L.R.S. 14:30 First-Degree Murder.   “This was an innocent and helpless baby,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “The idea that his precious life was taken by his own father is incomprehensible. I applaud…
Apr18

St. Tammany Parish Jail Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19

One inmate in the St. Tammany Parish Jail has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.  That inmate began showing symptoms earlier this week, and he was immediately placed in insolation. His positive test came back Friday evening. As soon as that inmate started showing symptoms, the medical staff at the jail placed all inmates in the housing unit where that inmate was being housed on lockdown as a precaution. Those inmates…
Apr17

STPSO Makes Arrest In Domestic-Related Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested an individual in connection with a domestic-related homicide that occurred overnight in the Lacombe area. Shortly before 4:12 a.m. Friday (April 17) morning, Fernando Cortez (DOB 1-4-1994) called 911 to report that he had stabbed his girlfriend and himself during in altercation that occurred at their residence in the 27000 block of Charlotte Street in Lacombe.  Responding deputies located the mutilated body…
Apr17

STPSO Investigating Domestic-Related Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a domestic-related homicide that occurred overnight in the Lacombe area.   A suspect is in custody, and the investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. 
Mar24

STPSO Deputies Ambushed While Responding to Domestic Violence Call

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were ambushed Monday night (March 23) while responding to a call for service. Shortly after 7:15 p.m., STPSO deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Eden Isles Boulevard near Slidell in response to a domestic violence complaint. While speaking with one of the involved parties in the driveway of the home, a second individual came around the side of the residence…
Mar23

STPSO Arrests Two Men on Murder Charges

  Two men have been booked into the Tammany Parish Jail on murder charges after it was discovered a man who was brought to a Mississippi hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, earlier this month, was shot during an incident that occurred in the Slidell area. On March 1, a Bay St. Louis, MS, man, Lamar Henry (DOB 9/8/1989), was brought to a Bay St. Louis hospital by Lamar Hargett. Henry…
Mar16

Many STPSO Services Available Online

March 19 UPDATE: In light of the current coronavirus threat and in the best interest of the health of our citizens and our employees, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office has closed its administrative offices to the public.  However, or employees are working regular business hours of Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. processing payments and conducting other necessary business. Residents/business owners can conduct STPSO business, including among other…
Mar04

STPSO Deputies Locate Wanted Man at Covington Walmart

The Covington-area Walmart was placed on lockdown briefly Tuesday (March 3) evening after St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies learned a man wanted in connection with an incident that occurred at a residence located in the 76000 block of Jones Rd., near Covington, earlier that evening was likely inside. At approximately 4:30 p.m. a female called the STPSO to report a family member had just pulled a gun on her and…
Feb27

STPSO K9 Copper Named 2020 Canine Grand Marshal of Mardi Paws

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s K9 Copper has been named 2020 Canine Grand Marshal for the Krewe of Mardi Paws. After 25 years of celebrating Mardi Gras in Mandeville, the krewe will move to Covington this year, where it will roll ​​Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. The theme of the 2020 parade is Beyond all Boundaries... celebrating the limitless exploration of sea, air and space. Participants are encouraged to come dressed…
Feb27

STPSO Partnering with Neighbors by Ring App

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is announcing its partnership with the Neighbors by Ring App, which will pair traditional law enforcement techniques with today’s technology to help solve crimes. The Neighbors by Ring App platform is a way for anyone, whether or not they own a Ring device or another home security system, to share and receive photos, videos and real-time crime and safety information with their neighbors and local…
Feb21

Owner of Mandeville-area Business Booked on Theft Charges

The owner of a Mandeville-area business has been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail after she bilked would-be customers out of thousands of dollars.  The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating Danielle Gaspard, owner of Belissimo Interior Design Build, in early February after numerous residents reported they had paid her money to complete jobs which were either not started or not completed. Gaspard (DOB 11/29/1984) of Ponchatoula was booked…
Feb20

Lacombe-area Man Wanted for Rape

***UPDATE***   With assistance from the public, the  St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has located and arrested Lee Cousin (DOB 7/10/1984). Cousin was taken into custody, without incident inside of a Slidell-area business located near Hwy.190 and Thompson Road.     Cousin will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charge:   L.R.S 14:42 First Degree Rape (Felony)   The investigation remains ongoing, and no additional information is available…
Feb19

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 ongoing, proactive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which is targeted at combatting impaired driving during the Mardi Gras season.  The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  “We want people to…
Feb17

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 drunk driving fatalities during the Carnival season. The state-wide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that was used over the Christmas and New Year's holiday season is expanding this year to include Mardi Gras. From February 14-27, 2020, additional deputies will be assigned to saturated patrol efforts to target impaired drivers. The…
Feb13

Statement from Sheriff Randy Smith

“Although I have not yet been served with the federal lawsuit referenced in the story published February 13 by Sara Pagones and Katie Moore on NOLA.com/WWL-TV, I am confident that any lawsuit that may be filed by Brian Trainor, former Chief Deputy under Jack Strain, on behalf of Jerry Rogers, another long-time Strain employee, will prove to be frivolous and without merit.  It is a shame we must waste taxpayer…
Feb10

Meth, Pistol Located During Mandeville-area Traffic Stop

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office seized approximately 10.8 pounds of suspected methamphetamine and a firearm during a traffic stop that occurred near Mandeville over the weekend. At approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning, members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck at the intersection of Highway 1088 and Viola Street in Mandeville after observing the driver commit a traffic…
Feb06

STPSO Names Deputy of the Year

Sheriff Randy Smith has announced that the 2019 Deputy of the Year is Detective Zachary Bruno. Detective Bruno was hired by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office as a deputy in the Corrections Division in November 2010.  Detective Bruno obtained the rank of Corporal in July 2012.  He transferred to the Criminal Patrol Division, where was assigned to District 2 for the next three years.  During his time in patrol,…
Feb04

Two Juveniles Arrested, One Sought Following Residential Burglaries

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two juveniles and has issued arrest warrants for a third in connection with three residential burglaries that occurred last month in the Lacombe and Mandeville areas. On Jan. 17 a residence on North Pontchartrain Drive in Lacombe was burglarized and on the following day a residence on Soult Street in Mandeville and a residence on Lucille Drive Canal in Lacombe were both…
Feb04

STPSO Partnering with STARC Again this Mardi Gras Season

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. 8 in Slidell Krewe of Pearl River Lions Club Feb. 9 in Pearl River Krewe of Slidellians/Krewe of Perseus Feb. 9 in…
Feb03

Two Arrested, One Wanted in Connection with Catalytic Converter Thefts

  Two men have been arrested and one more is wanted in connection with the theft of catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters which have been reported in St. Tammany and surrounding parishes.  Since mid-December, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has taken numerous reports of catalytic converters and other exhaust-related parts being stolen from parked vehicles in St. Tammany Parish.  Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office began partnering…
Feb01

STPSO Working a Homicide in the Slidell Area

***UPDATE***   The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with a shooting that occurred  Saturday (February 1) night near Slidell.   Montreal Delaney (DOB 8/24/2000) has been arrested on the charges of L.R.S. 14:30.1 Second Degree Murder and L.R.S. 14:95.7 Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.  Ferdinand Everidge (DOB 12/5/2000) has been arrested on the charges of L.R.S. 14:64.3 Attempted Armed Robbery and L.R.S. 14:37.4 Aggravated Assault…
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