St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to Hold Job Fair Nov. 14

Have you ever wondered what a career in law enforcement might be like? Are you looking for a rewarding job that allows you to make a difference in your community?

If so, stop by the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Job Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 3 to 6 p.m. in front of the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette, on the Jean Lafitte Parkway side. 

The SBSO Job Fair will offer job seekers the opportunity to meet deputies from our Special Operations Division and see what the Sheriff’s Office has to offer.

Prospective employees will be able to submit applications on-site and must bring a copy of the following documents to the event: (copies can be made on-site if needed)

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Driver’s license
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • DD 214 (Veterans only) 

The Sheriff’s Office offers a diverse range of career opportunities, including positions in Corrections, Patrol, and Communications, while providing comprehensive benefits packages with competitive salaries, starting at $45,200, with an increase to $52,400 after 1 year. 

Visitors to the Job Fair will hear first-hand from deputies how a career in law enforcement allows you to serve and protect the local community and make a positive impact on people’s lives, as well as providing avenues for personal growth and leadership opportunities. 

Let us show you how Sheriff James Pohlmann has made a commitment to ongoing training and professional development, which can lead to career advancement and skill-building, and witness for yourself the camaraderie and teamwork that comes with working as a first responder in law enforcement. 

Sgt. Brian Canepa, SBSO’s recruiter, will be on hand to provide information on how to apply, what qualifications are required, and answer specific questions about the application process.  

Deputies from the Special Weapons and Tactics or S.W.A.T team, Bomb Technicians, Dive Team, and Marine and Equipment divisions will be on hand to answer questions about their individual roles within the department and how they all work together in “Keeping St. Bernard Safe.” 

There also will be state-of-the-art equipment on display, including the Mobile Command Post and armored vehicle.

For more information about applying with the Sheriff’s Office, contact Sgt. Canepa at (504) 278-7700 or

Information also is available by visiting