About Joseph Lopinto
JOSEPH P. LOPINTO, III is the Sheriff of Jefferson Parish. He has served the Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office as Chief Criminal Deputy and Commander of Field Operations, Legal Liaison, Narcotics Detective, and Deputy. He joined the JPSO in 1997 as a recruit.
Sheriff Lopinto is a graduate of Brother Martin High School in New Orleans. He continued his education, earning an Associate’s Degree from Delgado Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola University. Upon completion of his collegiate studies, he went on to earn his Law Degree from Loyola University School of Law.
Sheriff Lopinto was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives where he served nine years. During his tenure he served as Chairman of the House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice.
He has been instrumental in educating his fellow law enforcement community serving as both a teacher and mentor in the Jefferson Parish Academy as well as with other Sheriffs and law schools throughout the state.
His professional accomplishments include work with the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association, National Sheriff’s Association, Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), Major County Sheriffs of America, Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice and Jefferson Parish Homeland Security Committee
He is a lifelong resident of Jefferson Parish, Joseph and his wife, Lauren, have a set of twins, Joey and Lily.