St. James Parish Sheriff's Office

St. James Sheriff's Office

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Emergency:  DIAL 911
Non-Emergency:  225.562.2200
Civil Division:   225.562.2211
Criminal Division:   225.562.2374
Westbank Office:   225.562.2510

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Administrative offices are open
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Holiday Schedule

St. James Sheriff Willy J Martin Jr.

St. James Sheriff Willy J Martin Jr.

The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing quality law enforcement to the residents, businesses, and visitors of our parish. We strive to maintain safe and secure communities so that our residents can live, prosper and have peace of mind.

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STATEWIDE BURN BAN ISSUED DURING PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

BATON ROUGE- State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning, in collaboration with Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, have issued a statewide cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1602. Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department or local government. This order is effective as of 8 a.m., March 25, 2020 and shall remain in effect until rescinded.

“This burn ban is necessary to supplement the governor’s ‘stay home’ order aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 due to the anticipation that there may be an increase in open burning occurring across the state as families look for ways to pass the time at home,” said State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning, “This order will assist in preventing potential fire-related dangers that could result in unnecessary fire service response as well as diminish airborne irritants caused by burning.”

This ban shall not apply to prescribed burns by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, by those trained and certified by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, or by those who conduct prescribed burning as a “generally accepted agriculture practice” as defined by the Louisiana Right to Farm Law

(R.S. 3:3601 et seq.).

Violation of this Fire Marshal order could result in criminal and/or civil penalties.

SFM Public Affairs Director- Ashley Rodrigue

Contact Information- Ashley.rodrigue@la.gov
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