SJSO building closed to the public

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 21, 2020

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LAPLACE – For the health and safety of St. John the Baptist Parish residents, as well as Sheriff’s Office employees, the SJSO building is closed to the public until further notice.

  Even though the office is closed to the public, deputies will continue to be on duty and working.

The first priority of the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office is public safety, and they are still working with other first responders to ensure no interruption in emergency services. Deputies will continue to be on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout this COVID-19 event. In case of emergency, please call 911. For more information regarding COVID-19, please dial 211 instead.

“Most importantly, we want to assure residents that we will continue to keep our community safe,” said Sheriff Mike Tregre. “This a minor change to our operations, and St. John citizens should know that we will continue to provide quality public service with the highest level of professionalism during this ongoing crisis.”

  Residents are asked to visit and utilize online options to make payments of fines and fees. People also may call 985-652-9513 for information on paying taxes and traffic tickets. These fees also may be mailed to P.O. Box 1600, LaPlace, LA 70069.  For information on taxes, tickets or civil issues, email

  Also, at the Sherman Walker Correctional Center, fingerprinting for job applicants has been suspended until further notice.

  “Like other parish officials, I encourage residents to be patient as our normal routines are

altered, and we are asked to stay home as much as possible,” Tregre said. “I encourage all residents to follow the advice of our public health experts and adhere to precautionary measures to fight the spread of this virus. As citizens of St. John Parish, we are all in this together, and we will get through this together.”

  Tregre added that the closure of restaurants and bars has put an unexpected hardship on many people, and he encouraged residents to support local businesses offering take-out, delivery or pick-up services.