Newell D. Normand was elected Sheriff of Jefferson Parish by 91% of the voters in November of 2007. Sheriff Normand has previously served in various command positions during his twenty nine years with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office such as Chief Criminal Deputy, Comptroller, 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.
Sheriff 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 has completed additional coursework in Criminal Justice at the University of Virginia and LSU Baton Rouge.
He continues to give back to his community by serving on the boards of numerous organizations such as Volunteers of America, East Jefferson General Hospital Board of Directors, Jefferson Community School, Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center, ForeKids Foundation, Stuart Hall School, and the Boy Scouts of America.
His professional accomplishments include work with the HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Board of Directors, Louisiana Asset Management Pool, Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, Governors Anti-Terrorist Task Force, New Orleans Chamber, Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Sheriffs Association, Government Finance Officers 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.