St. Bernard
St. Bernard

Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

HS The Office of Homeland Security works closely with local, state and federal agencies to make sure the parish is ready for Hurricane and Storm Season. The parish has 100-year storm protection of our levee system and is better prepared in the event an unlikely disaster occurs.

The Office of Homeland Security provides up to date information on emergencies through the media and
Code Red Alerts, a notification whereby parish officials notify residents of dangerous conditions such as severe weather and incidents involving hazardous materials. To sign up please call (504) 278-4268 or visit

Government and Resources

Government and Resources: St. Bernard Parish is governed by a Parish President (executive branch) and a Council(legislative branch) stbernard1 form of government. The President and Council each serve four year terms. The Council consists of seven councilmembers. Five of the seven councilmembers serve as district councilmembers and two serve at large representing the eastern and western parts of the parish. The Council has regular council meetings twice per month.

Parish President (504) 278-4227
Council Members (504) 278-4217


education Education: Whether you choose a public, private or parochial school, St. Bernard offers a quality education. The St. Bernard Parish Public School System is accredited by the AdvancEd evaluators with the highest ranking possible. Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic School and Lynn Oaks private school are great institutions where the kids receive state-of-the-art learning. St. Bernard Parish is also home to Nunez Community College which offers an academic curriculum that provides students with a foundation for higher education and offers job training programs.


Lifestyle: Home to popular restaurants, a variety of recreational activities for all ages and alife neighborly spirit, St. Bernard Parish residents have access to great arts and entertainment. The St. Bernard Civic Center hosts many performing art events, shows and displays. A true sportsman's paradise, St. Bernard offers some of the best fishing and hunting in the country. Boaters, anglers and hunters are served by many marinas and many public boat launches. St. Bernard is also home to public parks and community ball fields. The parish’s recreation department provides programs in all sports which are available year round with a 33 acre sports complex located in Chalmette. St. Bernard is also home to National Park Service Chalmette Battlefield, where the Americans turned back the British on January 8, 1815, winning the famous Battle of New Orleans.


econ2 Economy: St. Bernard Parish is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, just five miles downriver from New Orleans' Central Business District and the French Quarter. Boasting an outstanding transportation infrastructure, complete access to water, motor and rail freight transportation, an Interstate, three major highways and approximately 20 miles from an international airport - St. Bernard Parish is home to flourishing petrochemical, oil.