St. John Parish Sheriff's Office


Sheriff Mike Tregre was joined by Governor John Bel Edwards and several elected officials statewide on April 30, 2021 to celebrate the grand opening of the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office’s new Lloyd B. Johnson Law Enforcement Training Center at 947 Cambridge Drive in LaPlace.

National Read Across America Day

In celebration of National Read Across America each year, Sheriff Mike Tregre and officers enjoy reading and to students at local elementary schools.

Stemming an Uptick in Gun Violence

A recent initiative aimed at stemming an uptick in gun violence in St. John the Baptist Parish resulted in almost two dozen firearms taken off the streets as well as several arrests, Sheriff Mike Tregre has announced.

Captain Charles “Chip” Wale III receives Valor Award

Captain Charles “Chip” Wale III was named the 2020 recipient of the Louisiana Sheriffs Association’s Deputy Sheriff Valor Award. Michael Ranatza, executive director of the Louisiana Sheriffs Association, presents the award to Wale.

SWAT & Citizens Academy

SWAT members and Citizens Academy participants participate in a demonstration of a non-electric initiation signal used for an explosive breach. The shock tube is hollow and contains a thin layer of energetic material that allows for the transfer of a signal via shock wave, which is the flash seen.


The SJSO Swat Team stands with Sheriff Tregre in front of the Percy Hebert Building with our SWAT vehicles ready to go.

St John the Baptist Parish
Sheriff’s Office

1801 West Airline Hwy.
LaPlace, Louisiana 70068
Phone (985) 652-9513

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Sheriff Michael Tregre

Sheriff Michael Tregre

Led by Sheriff Mike Tregre, the office proudly serves St. John the Baptist ParishLouisiana.  This office is responsible for enforcing the laws of Louisiana within St. John the Baptist Parish, as well as maintaining the St. John Parish Correctional Facility


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Ten-year End of Watch Remembering Our Heroes program in honor of Deputies Brandon Nielsen and Jeremy Triche will be held August 16 in LaPlace.
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No Active Shooter at WSJ

Today, about 11 a.m., a student at West St. John High School called a parent to report an active shooter was on campus. Within moments, the SJSO arrived at the school and conducted a walk-through of buildings.
Based on investigation, officers verified there was no active shooter at the school. Officers identified the student and learned the report of an active shooter was a rumor. Officers found no malicious intent, and no charges were filed.
Sheriff Mike Tregre stresses that the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office and the St. John Parish School System will take any and all threats at local schools seriously. All threats will be investigated; and arrests will be made, if warranted, Sheriff Tregre said.

“The SJSO will continue to work with school officials to ensure the continued safety of all students and faculty at our local schools,” Sheriff Tregre said.
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Click link to view St. John arrests of August 9, 2022.
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SJSO Opens New SWAT Complex

The St. John Sheriff’s Office held an official opening ceremony for a new tactical training facility on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Patrol Headquarters in LaPlace.
This new 6,000 sq. ft. facility, built behind patrol headquarters, replaces the 18-year-old training area named in memory of Captain Octavio “Ox” Gonzalez, who was killed in the line of duty on June 16, 2006.
Instead of a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, two controlled explosive breaches of the doors, initiated by Captain Gonzalez' sons Alexander and Bryson, were conducted to celebrate the opening of the new facility.
The Special Weapons And Tactics team, Patrol, and the Criminal Investigations Division will train in various scenarios, practicing active shooter, building clearing, and hostage situation response. The new center will retain Captain Gonzalez’ name.
“As law enforcement officers we must train practical and prepare for every criminal acton and reaction for the protection of our citizens,” Sheriff Mike Tregre said. “All too often, we are unaware of what the situation may be, and that’s when good training comes in.”
Captain Jake Boudreaux said the new facility will benefit the SJSO as well as surrounding agencies. “The shoot house will be a valuable tool to all law enforcement agencies in the region, forging a bond and creating interagency operability between local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies,” Captain Boudreaux said.
Gloria Gonzalez, Capt. Gonzalez’ wife, and their sons Bryson and Alexander, and other family members and friends, along with several SJSO officers attended the ceremony.
Among other special guests were St. Charles Sheriff Greg Champagne, St. James Sheriff’s Office Chief Sid Berthelot, Orleans Parish Sheriff Susan Hutson, Parish President Jaclyn Hotard, Councilman Warren Torres, Councilwoman Tonia Schnyder, Rep. Randal Gaines, and SWAT teams from throughout Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.