JOSEPH P. LOPINTO, III is the Sheriff of Jefferson Parish. He has also served the Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office as Chief Criminal Deputy and Commander of Field Operations, legal liaison to Sheriff Newell Normand, narcotics detective, and deputy. He joined the JPSO in 1997 as a recruit.
A 1994 graduate of Brother Martin High School, Mr. Lopinto worked his way through college and graduate school, receiving a Juris Doctor (law degree) from Loyola University School of Law, Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola University, and Associate degree from Delgado. He has been instrumental in law-enforcement education, serving as both a teacher and mentor in the Jefferson Parish Academy as well as with other sheriffs and law schools throughout the state.
Previously, he was elected three times to the Louisiana House of Representatives where he served as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Commerce and as Chairman of the House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice during his tenure.
Mr. Lopinto is the managing partner of Lopinto Law Firm, LLC, a Metairie law firm engaged in a general civil practice.
A lifelong resident of Jefferson Parish, Joseph and his wife, Lauren, have been married for 14 years and have six year old twins, Joey and Lily.