Newell Normand

Newell D. Normand was first elected Sheriff of Jefferson Parish in November of 2007 with 91% of the voters, again in 2011 with 92% of the voters and most recently in November 2015 with 88% of the voters. Newell Normand had previously served in various command positions during his 37 years with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office such as Chief Criminal Deputy, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief of the Louis Armstrong Airport Law Enforcement Detachment. Prior to joining the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, he started his law enforcement career in the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office serving high risk warrants and court capias.

Newell Normand's formative years spent at Jesuit High School instilled in him the value of education which eventually led him to receiving a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Tulane University. Newell is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy and the FBI National Executive Institute. He also co-authored a book entitled, "Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals".

He continues to give back to his community by serving on the boards of numerous organizations such as East Jefferson General Hospital Board of Directors, the Fore!Kids Foundation, and the Housing Authority Jefferson Parish Board of Directors.

His professional accomplishments include work with the Major County Sheriffs' Association, National Sheriffs' Association, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Board of Directors, Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, New Orleans Chamber, Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Sheriffs' Association, Government Finance Officer's Association and many, many more.

He is married to the former Shawn M. Bridgewater and is the proud father of John Taylor Normand and Sarah Elizabeth Normand.

Juris Doctor, Tulane Law School
Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration, University of New Orleans
FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia
FBI National Executive Institute, Washington, DC
University of Virginia/Criminal Justice Education
Louisiana State University/Criminal Justice-Continuing Education
Jesuit High School, New Orleans
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Executive Institute, 2010

Sheriff, 2007 - August 31, 2017
Chief Criminal Deputy, Chief Financial Officer & Administrative Assistant to
Sheriff Harry Lee, 27 years
Louis Armstrong International Airport,
Law Enforcement Detachment, Chief, 12 years
Deputy, Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office
P.O.S.T. Certified (Peace Officer Standards & Training)
Tulane University City College, Instructor

Professional Publications/Development Programs
Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals, Co-author, 2014 - Its mission is to provide character driven law enforcement leadership principles.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Leadership Program, Co-developer, 2011 - A leadership, character and ethics program focusing on the importance of emotional intelligence in maintaining credibility and integrity. It has been adopted as the model policy by the National Sheriffs' Association and has been implemented by over 200 agencies around the Country. Leadership Phases 1, 2 & 3 are mandated for all employees. Phase 4 is in the process of being developed.

Civic Participation
East Jefferson General Hospital, Board of Directors, 1998 – Present, Chairman, 2005-2006, 2013-2015
Volunteers of America - Greater New Orleans, Board of Directors, 1996 - 2001
President’s Advisory Council, Present
Jefferson Community School, Board of Directors, 1999 - 2009
Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center, Auxiliary Board, 2011 - Present
Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center, Board of Directors, 2008 – 2011
Fore!Kids Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010 - 2015
Fore!Kids Foundation, Executive Committee, 1998 - 2016
JPSO/Firemen Flag Fund, Board of Directors, Present
Stuart Hall School, Board of Trustees, 2002 – 2008
Boy Scouts of America, Board of Directors, 2003 – 2011
Metairie Park Country Day School, Board of Directors, 2012 - 2015

Professional Associations
Major County Sheriffs’ Association, Member, 2013 - Present
Super Bowl XLVII, Advisory Committee, 2013
International Association of Chiefs of Police, Life Member, 2013
Louisiana Sheriffs’ Executive Management Institute (LSEMI), Chairman, 2012 - Present
National Fusion Center Conference, Speaker, 2010
National Executive Institute, 2010
Super Bowl XXXVI, Public Safety and Security Committee, 2002
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), Board of Directors, 1998 – Present, Chairman 2001-2002
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Louisiana State Board, Vice-Chairman 1999, Chairman 2000
Louisiana Asset Management Pool, Inc.,Board of Directors, 1998 – 2002
President’s Advisory Council, Present
Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Criminal Justice, Board, 2008-Present
Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Criminal Justice, Member, 1997 – 2005
Governor's Anti-Terrorist Task Force, Member, 2001 - Present
U.S. Attorney, Project Safe Neighborhood Task Force, Member, 2001-Present
New Orleans Chamber and the River Region Board of Directors, 1999
New Orleans Chamber and the Region
Eastbank Executive Committee 1997 – 1999
Government Finance Officer's Association, Member
Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
National Sheriffs’ Association, Member
Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association Legislative Team, Member
Fraternal Order of Police, Member
Association for Public Safety Communications, Member

Major County Sheriffs' Association, Shining Star Sheriff, 2017
University of New Orleans, Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, 2014
Family Services of Greater New Orleans, Ten Outstanding Persons (for work with Young Marines and Band of Excellence programs), 2014
Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC), DWI Enforcement Award (for the most DWI arrests per department), 2014
International Academy of Public Safety, Moral Compass Leadership Award, 2014
The Extra Mile, Southeast Louisiana, Inc., Health Care Champion, Mental Health Advocate of the Year for Service Persons with Disabilities, 2013
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Patriotic Employer Award, 2013
International Crisis Intervention Team, CIT Sheriff of the Year, 2013
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Light of Hope Award, 2012
Crimestoppers Distinguished Service in Criminal Justice Award, 2012
The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, Distinguished Leadership in Law Enforcement Award, 2011
Jefferson Chamber Public Service Award Recipient, 2011
Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Recipient of the Joseph Giarrusso Civic Recognition Award, 2010
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support of the delete National Guard and Reserve Patriotic Employer Award Recipient, 2010
Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Policeman of the Year Recipient, 2010
United States Department of Justice, Asset Forfeiture Program, 2009
Crimestoppers Law Enforcement Award, 2009
University of New Orleans College of Engineering’s Certificate of Merit, 2009
Jefferson Parish Public School System Distinguished Safety Award, 2007
East Jefferson General Hospital’s Great People Doing Great Things, 2006
Government Finance Officer's Association Recipient of Award for
Financial Reporting Achievement, 1994 – 2006
Jefferson Chamber Public Service Award

Member, St. Catherine of Siena Church
Married to the former Shawn M. Bridgewater
Two children - John Taylor and Sarah Elizabeth

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