Hammond, Louisiana Jail and Mugshot Information

Hammond, Louisiana is the largest city in Tangipahoa Parish. It is located 45 miles east of Baton Rouge and 45 miles northwest of New Orleans. The county seat of Tangipahoa Parish is Hammond. The population of Hammond estimated at the 2016 census was 20,609. Hammond is home to Southeastern Louisiana University.
Hammond was the shoe-making center for the Confederate Army. The factory was developed by Charles Emery Cate who bought land for a home, a shoe factory, a tannery, and a sawmill. Cate developed the town’s grid and used the rail line as a guide. Several of the streets in Hammond are named after his sons.
At the end of the 19th Century, the city became a stopping point for northern rail passengers traveling south and for New Orleanais heading north. Hammond became a shipping point of strawberries and earned the name of Strawberry Capital of America.
During WWII, the Hammond Airport was a detention camp for prisoners of war from Nazi Germany. The U.S. Army also established and used the 15,216-acre airport as the Hammond Bombing and Gunnery Range.

Currently Hammond is the backup landing site for Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport and is the major trining site for the Louisiana Army National Guard. It is home base for the Louisiana Air National Guard’s 236th Combat Communication Squadron.
You can visit the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum in Hammond as well as visit Southeaster’s Columbia Theatre in the center of Hammond Historic District.
Hammond, Louisiana
Pete Panepinto Mayor
PO Box 2788
310 E. Charles St.
Hammond, LA 70401
Phone: 985-277-5600

Hammond City Website
Hammond City Facebook

The crime index in Hammond, La is 926.5 crimes per 100,000 residents. Hammond is 99.1% higher in crimes compared to other U.S. cities.
In 2016 there were 7 murders, 12 rapes, 59 robberies, 208 assaults, 627 burglaries, 1,412 thefts, 92 auto thefts, and 3 arsons in Hammond.
There ae 125 registered sex offenders in Hammond as of September 2018. The ratio of residents in Hammond to the number of sex offenders is 164 to 1.

Hammond, Louisiana Police Department

The Police Department includes patrol, detectives, narcotics, juvenile, K9, street crimes, communication, jail, training and internal affairs. In 2012, Hammond received the Safe Communities accreditation from the national Safety Council. It is the only Louisiana city with the designation.
There are 80 full time sworn officers in Hammond, La. Officers per 1,000 residents is 3.89.
Hammond, LA Police Department
James Stewart, Chief of Police
PO Box 2788
120 S. Oak St.
Hammond, LA 70401
Phone: 985-277-5700
Stewart.jw@hammond.org

Hammond Police Dept
Hammond Police Facebook

Hammond, Louisiana Records Requests

For records requests concerning births, death, divorces, and property in the city, contact:
City of Hammond, Louisiana
Lisa Lambert, Public Information Officer
PO Box 2788
310 E. Charles St.
Hammond, LA 70401
Phone: 985-277-5603
Lambert.lw@hammond.org

Police Records contact:

City of Hammond, LA PD
Tonia Banks, Civil Service Secretary
PO Box 2788
120 S. Oak St.
Hammond, LA 70401
Phone: 985-277-5661
civilservice@hammond.org

Hammond, Louisiana Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office

At the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, we are devoted to and remain instrumental in preserving the quality of life in our community by maintaining Tangipahoa Parish as a safe and secure place to live, work and play.
The departments in the Sheriff’s Office include: Patrol, K9, Investigations, Reserve Unit, Criminal Records, Communications, and Special Response Team.
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office
Daniel Edwards, Sheriff
15475 Club Deluxe Rd
Hammond, Louisiana 70403
Phone: 985-345-6150

Amite, LA
313 East Oak Street
Amite, LA 70403
Phone: 985-748-8147

Tangipahoa Parish Prison
101 Campo Ln
Amite, Louisiana 74022-2466
Phone: 985-748-3236
Fax: 985-748-4661

The prison was built in 1984 and houses 504 men and 22 women prisoners. The prison is up-to-date with security equipment and the campus is surrounded by an eight-foot fence covered with razor wise.
Visitors are subject to search and must have identification when visiting inmates. Present a valid government issued photo ID. Visitor hours are Saturdays’ and Sundays’ from 9:am to 4: pm.

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