Sheriff Wayne L. Jones

July 1, 1996 – June 30, 2012

Sheriff Wayne L. Jones

Sheriff Jones began his Law Enforcement career with the St. John Sheriff’s Office in 1976 as a Road Deputy and later as a Patrol Sergeant. On January 1, 1985 he became the Chief District Attorney Investigator. In the Election of 1995, he was elected Sheriff and served four terms as Sheriff. 

He and his wife, Jo Ann Martin Jones, reside in LaPlace, La. and have three girls, Stacy, Kelly, and Jamie, and four grandchildren.


  • Louisiana Sheriff’s Association
  • National Sheriff’s Association
  • Louisiana District Attorney’s Association
  • Metropolitan Enforcement Planning and Action Committee, Past President
  • Louisiana Coroner’s Association
  • LaPlace Lions Club, Past President
  • FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association
  • Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, March 2008 – June 2012
    Appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal
  • St. John United Way, Past Chairman
  • Member St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church


  • Graduate of Riverside Academy
  • Graduate of LSU Basic Police Academy 1986
  • P.O.S.T. Certified Law Enforcement officer
  • Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Institute on Managing the Government Officer 1996
  • Graduate LSA Training Programs
    Correctional Training on Liability Issues
    Department of corrections Jail Guidelines
    P.O.S.T. Correctional Training & Statewide Identification
  • Graduate of National Sheriff’s Institute, 1998
  • Graduate of LA District Attorney’s Association Training Program
  • LSA Post Stress Management, 1999
  • 41st Session of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar , 06-2000
  • Graduate of Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government
    Executive Education, Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies, October 2006
  • Emergency Management Institute, FEMA , August 2006
    ICS 00200 – Since Sources and Initial Actions Incidents Certificate
    MCS 00100 – Introduction to Incident Command System I-100 for Law Enforcement
    IS 00700 – National Incident Management Systems on Introduction
    IS 00800 – National Response Plan

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