Sheriff Pohlmann and Clerk of Court Randy Nunez sworn inJul 6th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Top Story
Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann
Clerk of Court Randy Nunez
Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann and Clerk of Court Randy Nunez were sworn into office Sunday July 1 in front of a packed auditorium at the Fred Sigur Civic Center.
Pohlmann is replacing the longest-serving Sheriff in Louisiana, Jack Stephens, who is retiring after a 28 year career. Nunez is replacing Lena Torres, who held the position as Clerk of Court for three decades.
“It is our job as public servants to protect and provide records to the citizens, while at the same time treating you with the respect and courtesy that you deserve,” Nunez proclaimed. “We will strive everyday to make the St. Bernard Parish Clerk of Courts office one of the best in Louisiana. We welcome all of you to come to your office and visit us.”
The mood was lighthearted as retiring Sheriff Jack Stephens spoke about how much he has enjoyed serving the parish, and how elated he was to turn over the position someone as qualified and experienced as Jimmy Pohlmann, who has 29 years of experience with the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office.
“Jimmy was actually an employee two months before I was elected Sheriff— so he actually has more time and service with the Sheriff’s department than I do,” Stephens said candidly. “You could see during the last campaign that he had that ‘It-factor’— people like him and he has the temperament that’s right for the job he’s about to assume.”
Sheriff Pohlmann thanked his supporters, and thanked Stephens for laying the foundation for a successful next four years.
“We’re committed to fighting the challenges that we face in St. Bernard Parish,” Pohlmann affirmed. “There are no secrets— we all know the number one problem we have in St. Bernard is drugs and I challenge each and every one of you to work as hard as you can work to rid this parish of drugs.”
Pohlmann spoke to his team of deputies and noted that he was only as strong as the men and women in his department. He challenged his deputies to do the right thing, and encouraged them to “stay, strong, keep working and I’ve got your back.”