Sheriff Mike Tregre welcomed several pastors and other clergy from local churches at a prayer lunch hosted by the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office February 28, 2024 at the Lloyd B. Johnson Law Enforcement Training Center in LaPlace.

The faith community serves as an important link between the SJSO and the citizens the agency protects and serves, and church leaders can build stronger, safer communities working with law enforcement to reinforce this connection, Sheriff Mike Tregre told the clergy.

“My door is always open to hear your ideas …. to build productive relationships within our community,” he told the group.

Protecting and serving the citizens of St. John Parish remains the SJSO’s priority. With juvenile crime in the area on the rise, the SJSO works diligently to build closer relationships with children, Sheriff Tregre said. Punt, Pass & Kick and a kids fishing program are among annual events the SJSO hosts for youth.

Citizens Academy and a proposed new LaPlace parade route were among other topics he touched upon.

Sheriff Tregre said he was grateful for the clergy giving up a morning of their valuable time to attend the event.