Captain Donnie Smith and Corporal James Grimaldi are Public Information Officers for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The Public Information Officer gathers and disseminates timely and accurate information regarding law enforcement efforts to the public through various print and broadcast media in St. Charles Parish and in the State of Louisiana. Through the media, the PIO staff brings information to the public. This information might include serious crimes, traffic accidents, missing persons or help wanted from potential witnesses to various crimes. Information is distributed to St. Charles Parish citizens through news releases, press conferences, social media and special events. The PIO, part of the Criminal Investigations Bureau, is committed to ensuring that the public is aware of our activities, our services, and our presence.