JOSEPH P. LOPINTO, III is the Sheriff of Jefferson Parish. On March 24, 2018 he was elected with 52% of the vote to complete Sheriff Normand's unfinished term. He 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, Bachelor's 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.
A lifelong resident of Jefferson Parish, Joseph and his wife, Lauren, have been married for 15 years and have seven year old twins, Joey and Lily.