[StBernard] Full-time deputy to be stationed at Chalmette High

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Thu Oct 10 09:34:54 EDT 2013

Full-time deputy to be stationed at Chalmette High
Updated: Oct 09, 2013 3:55 PM CDT

Chalmette, La. - School officials and the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office will
place a full-time Resource Officer inside Chalmette High School on a
permanent basis and expand the presence of "drug dogs" in the middle and
high schools.

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff Pohlmann also announced the return of recently
retired Sheriff's Maj. Darlene Poche, the former commander of the Juvenile
Division, into service as a liaison between the Sheriff's Office and the
school district.

The two agencies also agreed to step up residency checks to ensure that only
St. Bernard residents are attending public schools.

The sheriff emphasized the plan builds on initiatives already in place
through an ongoing cooperative agreement between law enforcement and the

Superintendent Voitier pointed out that resource officers have been in place
at Rowley Alternative School for some time. She also said that "drug dogs"
returned to duty in parish middle schools last spring for the first time
since Hurricane Katrina and will be used again.

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