Sheriff’s Dept. breaks ground on new sub-divisionAug 5th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: News
On July 26, the Sheriff’s Department broke ground on a new sub-station that will be situated at 6501 St. Claude Avenue, at the parish line in Arabi.
This 8,200 sq. ft., multi-story building will house detectives
from the Criminal Investigation Bureau and the Juvenile division. The building will come at a cost of approximately $2.15 million, which will be paid by FEMA as a replacement for the station that was there pre-Hurricane Katrina.
The Sheriff’s Department will also be using additional FEMA funds to build two other sub-stations. One on the corner of West Judge Perez Drive and Aycock Street, and one near the 5200 block of Paris Road—all of which should be completed by the end of 2014.
“Having these sub-stations at the edges of the Parish means that they will be the first thing that people see as they enter the Parish,” said Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann. “This means they can help serve as a psychological deterrent to criminals from outside of St. Bernard. They would be able to see that there is a strong police presence here.”
The Department would also like residents to know that they have reopened an office on Bayou Road near the original courthouse, at the eastern end of the Parish. Residents will be able to file police reports there.