Tregre: Tax renewal provides critical funding

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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Thank you for your continued support of my efforts to keep our parish safe. I hope you feel that our department has significantly improved over the last 10 years of my administration.

On Saturday, March 26, there is an election to renew a quarter cent sales tax that voters approved in 2013. Early voting is going on now.

The tax generates $2.4 million to the department for officers’ salaries and crime camera technology. The funds are instrumental in keeping up with today’s crime patterns and retaining good officers.

I am personally asking you to go and vote YES on this renewal. THIS IS NOT A NEW TAX NOR A TAX INCREASE. My department needs this funding in order to implement body cameras, which will soon be mandatory for all law enforcement agencies. I hope you agree that St. John Sheriff’s Office is doing a good job. Our crime fighting success depends on proper funding. Please go vote YES!


Mike Tregre is the elected sheriff of St. John the Baptist Parish. His office can be reached at 985-652-9513.