The mission of the Public Affairs Department is to provide information to the public and the media in an efficient and reliable manner and to promote awareness of how the agency achieves its overall mission to protect life and property in St. Tammany Parish.
The Public Affairs Department is divided into two broad areas: public information and community relations.
The Public Information Officer (PIO) and the assistant PIO are responsible for interactions with the press and communications with the public at large. Together, they strive to publicize all major case closures, newsworthy calls for service and periodic statistical reports indicating crime trends and the corresponding efforts by the Sheriff’s Office to combat those crimes. They also maintain the agency’s website and social media pages and use those pages to disseminate information to the members of the press as well as the general public. Such information includes warnings about current crime trends and scams, information about recent arrests and public service videos. They also use our social media pages as a platform to highlight positive impacts of our employees in the community.
The agency’s Website - www.stpso.com
The agency’s Facebook page - www.facebook.com/stpso
The agency’s Twitter account - @STPSO
The agency's Youtube channel - www.youtube/STPSOvideo
The Community Relations deputy provides a link between the Sheriff’s Office and the communities we serve. His/her role is to serve as a liaison between our agency and homeowners associations, senior citizens groups, civic associations, schools and camps. He/she schedules attendance of our deputies and/or our equipment for presentations at various events in the community. He/she provides groups with crime stats for neighborhoods and the parish as a whole as well as valuable information on how the residents and business owners can help keep themselves safe. His/Her goal is to promote the agency in a positive light and to facilitate cooperation between the public and the Sheriff’s Office so we can work together to maintain a safe community for current and future generations.