St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre was sworn into office for his third term June 26, 2020 during an inaugural ceremony at the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office in LaPlace. Administering the Oath of Office to Sheriff Tregre was Judge Mary Hotard Becnel.
Other elected officials attending were Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, Parish President Jaclyn Hotard and Assessor Lucien Gauff.
“I’m happy that … here we are again,” Sheriff Tregre said. “…. Let’s continue our mission which is doing our very best to keep St. John Parish safe.”
Protecting and serving the citizens of St. John Parish remains his top priority, Sheriff Tregre said. The SJSO will continue to diligently work to do this in a respectful manner, enforcing the law with integrity and professionalism, he said.
Officers also will continue to work to develop a closer relationship with the community to fight crime, he said.
Ensuring officers are well trained remains among his main responsibilities. Continuous training and education are essential, Sheriff Tregre said, to ensure officer safety and efficiency, greater situational awareness, and the use of quality investigative techniques.
Sheriff Tregre will continue to monitor special programs such as Protecting Our Precious Seniors, Rape Aggression Defense class, the home/business camera registry, the SJSO’s operation of surveillance cameras, hunter safety, Citizens Academy and Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club. The completion of a new training facility in LaPlace and construction of a new substation in Edgard also are on the horizon.
Most importantly, Sheriff Tregre said, the men and women of the SJSO will continue to work hard to earn and keep the public’s trust.
After his inauguration, Sheriff Tregre administered the oath of office to department staff.
Congratulations to Sheriff Tregre as he begins his third term in office.