Meet Mike

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Michael Kerry Tregre was born and raised on East 29th Street in Reserve, La. He attended grammar school at St. Peter’s Catholic School in Reserve. After graduating from East St. John High School in 1985, Mike attended Southern University and UNO in New Orleans, majoring in Criminal Justice.

On February 1, 1988, Mike began his career as a deputy with St. John Sheriff’s Office. From a jailor in 1988, he was transferred to patrol in 1990. In 1991, Mike spent several months in undercover narcotics before becoming a Detective in 1992. In 1996, he was promoted into an administrative position and became the department’s first ever Director of Internal Affairs. In addition to these duties, he became the spokesperson for the Sheriff’s office and was given the title of Public Information Officer. In 2009, Mike was transferred to the District Attorney’s Office and helped to start its first ever Misdemeanor Probation Program. His dedication and commitment to the Sheriff’s office helped him to work his way through each and every rank (deputy to major) and nearly every department (with the exception of 911/Communications) at SJSO.

On October 22, 2011, Mike Tregre was elected Sheriff of St. John the Baptist Parish by 64% of the voters.  His first term began on July 1, 2012.  His first 6 months in office started with more crises than most sheriffs have seen in multiple terms.  After 46 days as leader of the department, this Freshman Sheriff was faced with two fallen officers and two officers severely injured in the line of duty. The incident put St. John Parish in the national headlines for the next several weeks. Then, just six days after the second officer’s funeral, St. John Parish was hit by Hurricane Isaac. More than four thousand homes were flooded by this Category 1 storm, including Sheriff Mike Tregre’s home and 75 members of his department.

Despite a rough start, Sheriff Mike Tregre has worked diligently to meet his campaign goals through ever changing circumstances.

Please take a tour of this website to gain insight into the First Term.