St. Bernard Parish has a
council form of government, with seven district council members and a
council president elected parish wide. Council members serve four-year
terms. The parish government provides municipal services including
water, and garbage collection. The parish also provides fire
protection and a multitude of other services and regulatory functions. St.
Bernard has no incorporated municipalities as such the parish government
is the governing authority for all of St. Bernard Parish.
Bernard Government Official Website
An elected sheriff directs the police department. The St. Bernard
Parish Sheriff’s main office is located in the Parish Courthouse in
Chalmette with additional substations at the St. Bernard Parish boundary
with New Orleans on St. Claude Avenue and Judge Perez Drive (Claiborne
Avenue) and on Paris Road in Chalmette. The Sheriff's Office
handles all of the criminal, civil and tax division operations, as well
as police protection throughout the parish including providing
24-hour patrol throughout the parish.
Bernard Parish Sheriff's
United States Congress, St. Bernard is part of Louisiana's 3rd.
U.S. Congressional District. St. Bernard is also represented by
Louisana's two Senators
US Senate. In the
Louisiana legislature, St. Bernard is
part of the 103rd
House of Representatives Districts and the 1st.
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