By the Numbers – Update from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Joe Lopinto, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office 

Sheriff Lopinto provided an update on crime statistics, in comparison to Orleans Parish, for residents and business owners of Jefferson Parish.  A crime lab, a body camera program recently purchased with COVID money, and a criminal intelligence center that works with the New Orleans Police Department, are all tools that JPSO uses to help solve crimes quickly.

Visit the archives for his powerpoint presentation.


If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Jacquie Bonano (interim membership chairman) at

Thank You & Announcements

Paul Cosma, Uptown Auto Specialist thanked Kenny Knobloch, HELP! A/C & Heating for his help with his A/C and heating system.

Q1 2022 dues were emailed.

President, Kevin Pedeaux, encouraged members to attend and bring a collegue/client, etc. to the March 31st membership drive. The idea is to increase members and expand the membership categories. A current list of business categories can be viewed HERE. The categories are suggestions but are not limited to those listed. Current members are listed on the GNOEA website HERE. Both links will be included in the event announcement.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule (all events at Rooftop on Basin)

  • March 1– Mardi Gras
  • March 8 – Michael Sawaya, Ernest Morial Convention Center
  • March 22 – Christopher Cassagne, Assistant Director, Small Business Services for Louisiana Economic Development.
  • March 31 – Membership Drive – Reception 5:30- 7:00p.m.
  • April 5th – Port of South Louisiana, Paul Matthews, Executive Director
  • April 12th – Joe Giarusso, New Orleans City Council District A
  • April 19th – TBA
  • April 26th – No Meeting

Check website for updates and bulletins that include upcoming events. Meeting events are on the calendar.