The Major County Sheriffs' Association (MCSA) is a professional law enforcement association of elected sheriffs representing counties or parishes with 500,000 population or more. We are dedicated to preserving the highest integrity in law enforcement and the elected Office of the Sheriff. Our membership represents over 100 million Americans.

MCSA works to promote a greater understanding of law enforcement strategies to address futures problems and identify law enforcement challenges facing the members of our organization. We are committed to advancing legislative issues that will enhance the safety of our communities.

MCSA also aggressively pursues the development of innovative education along with prevention and enforcement strategies and programs.

We believe that law enforcement and criminal justice organizations benefit greatly by having a forum in which to share ideas, concepts and resources. The MCSA facilitates that process by serving as a law enforcement information gathering resource.

The MCSA is available to provide technical assistance in conjunction with the National Sheriffs' Association, the Major Cities Chiefs, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Training Division, the National Executive Institute and other private or public research entities.

We cordially invite you to contact any MCSA officer for additional information.


Sheriff Normand has been with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office (JPSO) for 36 years. He was first elected Sheriff of Jefferson Parish in November of 2007 (with 91% of the vote) and most recently, November 2015 (with 88% of the vote). Prior to being elected Sheriff, Newell served in various positions at JPSO, such as Chief Criminal Deputy, Comptroller, In-house Legal Counsel, Administrative Assistant to the Sheriff, and as an Administrative Liaison to the Louisiana Sheriff's Association. Prior to joining JPSO in 1980, he started his law enforcement career with the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office serving high risk warrants and court capias.


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Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens, Orange County Sheriff’s Department and President of the Major County Sheriffs’ Associate met with President Donald J. Trump before he addressed the joint conference of the Major County Sheriffs and Major Cities Chiefs Associations. The President’s remarks concerning his support for law enforcement was well received by those attending the conference, an event held every other year in Washington DC.


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