Criminal Patrol Commander
Major Sammy O'Keefe
St. Tammany Parish is divided into four patrol districts for purposes of criminal enforcement. Under the districting plan, more ranking and experienced deputies are available in each district per shift.
District commanders are able to set policies which affect the district while still maintaining the Sheriff's strategic vision for the parish. The majority of deputies work in the district in which they reside. Greater responsibility has been given to supervisors on a district level, effectively de-centralizing the chain of command.
The Patrol Division of the Sheriff's Office consists of approximately 159 deputies.
These deputies provide around the clock service to citizens answering calls and responding to complaints. When not specifically assigned to a call, these deputies spend their time patrolling the community.
The deputies regularly patrol subdivisions and take time to visit with citizens. This allows for positive interaction between citizens and deputies and allows the deputy who works a certain area to hear concerns directly from the citizens who live in the area.
The First District covers the east end of the parish, The Second District covers the south-centeral area of the parish, The Third District covers the south-west part of the parish, and The Fourth District encompasses the northern end of the parish.
The First District covers from the Orleans Parish line north to Firetower Road in Bush, and from the Mississippi State line west to Highway 434 Traffic Circle in Lacombe.
First District Commander
Capt. Gordon Summerlin
Main line- 985-726-8000
The Second District covers from Lake Pontchartrain north to Harrison Avenue (Dogpound Road) from the Highway 434 Traffic Circle west to the Tchefuncte River.
Second District Commander
Capt. Brian Williams
Main line- 985-276-1300
The Third District covers from the Tchefuncte River west to the Tangipahoa Parish line.
Third District Commander
Capt. John Evans
The Fourth District covers from Bush on Hwy 21 west to the Tangipahoa Parish line and from Harrison Avenue (Dogpound Road) north to the Washington Parish line. It also includes the Town of Abita Springs, which does not have its own municipal police force.
Fourth District Commander
Capt. Jason Prieto
Main line- 985-276-1490