St. John Parish Sheriff's Office

MICHAEL TREGRE – SHERIFF

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.

New 2022 Public Safety Complex

St. John Parish opened a new public safety complex in April 2022 to increase police, fire and medical presence on the west bank.

Sgt. Jonathan Walker Receives 2021 Deputy Sheriff Valor Award

Sgt. Jonathan Walker was named the recipient of the Louisiana Sheriffs Association’s 2021 Deputy Sheriff Valor Award. Michael Ranatza, LSU executive director, presents the award. With them is Sheriff Mike Tregre.

SJSO's SWAT Tactical Training Facility

The SJSO’s SWAT team opened a new tactical training facility, in memory of Captain Octavio “Ox” Gonzalez, in August 2022.

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.

Learning about Drones at the Academy

A session on drones and robotics is among the highlights of the SJSO Citizens Academy.

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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Congrats to Captain Baker, Officer of Second Quarter

Captain Conrad Baker has been named officer of the second quarter for demonstrating outstanding dedication, vigilance and teamwork, excelling in overall job performance, Sheriff Mike Tregre announced today. With Sheriff Tregre and Cpt. Baker are award sponsors Natalie Tatje and Kelsey Jumonville of Tate Insurance and Financial Products.
As Assistant Commander of Technology, Captain Baker is in charge of the department’s radio system, monitoring and maintaining two communications towers, more than 500 police radios, over 100 radios for the fire department, and nearly 500 surveillance cameras connected to six servers throughout the St. John Parish.
Among Captain Baker’s most notable work was when Hurricane Ida destroyed or damaged nearly 250 surveillance cameras in August 2021. Captain Baker immediately began working to restore the system, continuing the effort well into the night for months in the wake of Ida.
As a result of his hard work and perseverance, Captain Baker was able to get nearly all 250 cameras back on line throughout the parish.
Following Ida, Captain Baker also began spearheading meetings with AT&T and FirstNet to discuss communication issues related to general storm response. As a result of these meetings, AT&T officials chose to issue a new state of the art Firstnet Compact Rapid Deployable Tower system for the SJSO’s IT Division, at zero cost to the department. This “Cell Tower on Wheels” is one of the first issued in the state and can be used anytime the SJSO is in need of WiFi, Internet or cellular coverage during an emergency or special event.
Working closely with the 911 Emergency Center, Captain Baker constantly communicates, even on his days off, with dispatchers to keep them up to date on camera operations. He also has been leading talks with AT&T to establish new fiber Ethernet connections for 911 consoles.
Captain Baker has implemented new features in SJSO radios such as real time and GPS tracking for officer safety that dispatchers and supervisors can view in real time. He has worked to improve the department’s back up radio capabilities to spread throughout St. John Parish for officers as well as for the parish fire services, emergency operations center, and any other outside agencies that may come into the area. This ensures that during any time of emergency, any agency from around the country can assist St. John Parish and always have communications.
Captain Baker also was selected to serve on the GOHSEP Region 3 Task Force that works under the Louisiana Homeland Security Act and has authority to design, construct, administer and maintain a statewide interoperable communications system with capacity to transport voice, data, and imagery in support of full response to any emergency. He also serves on the Louisiana Technical Sub-committee Advisory Board that addresses issues for the state radio system, monitoring 13 towers in Region 3. Captain Baker has been called upon by many agencies statewide for ideas and technical advice in improving their communication capabilities.
Captain Baker has procured no-cost funding from GOHSEP for weather monitoring equipment and then installed and monitors the stations in Pleasure Bend, Mt. Airy and LaPlace.
Captain Baker also assisted with the implementation of an improved investigative tool for vehicle identification, the Flock Safety system, that has been instrumental is assisting officers in locating 19 stolen vehicles since February. Through these stolen vehicles, 24 arrests were made including six wanted people.

In addition to his work with the radio system, Baker helps the Fleet Division wire lights and radios in new units. He also troubleshoots radios installed in units.
Congratulations to Captain Baker for a job well done.
St John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office
St John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office1 day ago
Sheriff and Officers Speak at College and Career Fair

Sheriff Mike Tregre and a few of his fellow officers were excited to spend the morning, talking with students during St. John Parish’s College and Career Fair on September 22, 2022 at New Wine Christian Fellowship gym in LaPlace.
About 400 students from East St. John and West St. John and St. John STEM attended the event.
Officers with 911, Patrol, SWAT, Corrections, Criminal Investigations, Training, and Human Resources captured the attention of several of the students as they talked about their respective careers. They spoke about the nature of their work, working conditions, training, salaries, and related occupations. Officers answered many questions of students who wanted to get a better understanding of law enforcement and public service.
Not only did Sheriff Tregre talk about what it takes to be a police officer, but of enhancing life skills to be a productive member of society.
Since keyboard skills are essential in nearly every career, Sheriff Tregre encouraged students to improve their typing speed and accuracy. Also, employers often want workers who can speak another language, therefore, Sheriff Tregre said it’s important for students to become proficient at speaking a foreign language.
No matter what career you decide on, Sheriff Tregre told students, keep improving yourself in some way.
Captain Wale and Lt. Seruntine demonstrated the SJSO drones and robotics and talked about how they aid officers in investigations. Students also checked out SWAT equipment and the BearCat armored vehicle.
The officers agreed it was a great morning with these young people, and they were grateful to the school system for the invitation to talk at the College and Career Fair.
Speakers were Sheriff Tregre, Deputy Terence Wilson, Deputy Ingrid Perrilloux, Deputy Ashley Clement, Deputy Shelmyra Clark, Deputy Brian Kennedy, Cpl. Justin Williams, Deputy Kristen Dunn, Lt. Kaiana Knight, Captain Chip Wale, Sgt. Joshua Matherne, Lt. Mike Dean, Lt. Jared Seruntine, Lt. Chris Crawford, Lt. Brian Schum and Milli.
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SPOTS STILL OPEN

Firearms Familiarization Class for Women

The St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office will present a firearms familiarization class for women on Wednesday, September 28 and October 5, 12 and 19, 2022, at the Lloyd B. Johnson Law Enforcement Training Center, 947 Cambridge Drive, in LaPlace.
Each session will cover basic fundamentals of marksmanship, safe handgun handling, and allow participants to fire a semi-auto handgun. No outside firearms or ammunition are permitted for the sessions.
The cost is $40. Registration is first come, first serve; there is no waiting list. As more dates become available, we will post on FB. To register or for more information, visit
https://bit.ly/3UpsdAT
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Click link to view St. John arrests of September 21, 2022.
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