Joe Bishop is currently serving his second term with the Rapides Parish Police Jury. He currently serves as Police Juror for District B which is mainly in the Pineville area in Rapides Parish.
Joe currently resides in Pineville and is married to Misty Ducote Bishop. Has one daughter, Brooke Bishop and two step-daughters, Carson and Cameron Roberts. Graduated from Pineville High School in 1987 and is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pineville.
He is the Owner/Operator of Lawn Ranger Lawn Care Services. Retired from Atmos Energy where he was a Crew Foreman for over 22 years. Former member of the Alexandria Moose Lodge No. 51, Solomon Lodge and United Way, where he served on several panels. Has served three consecutive terms as a Pineville City Councilman, Chaired the Pineville City Council’s Legal Committee and served on its Financial Committee.
Joe has held the position of Vice Present of the Police Jury for the years of 2008 and 2009 and also the President of the Police Jury for the years of 2013 and 2014. He also served on the Rapides Area Planning Commission and Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Joe is currently Chairman of the Workforce Development and Municipal Liaison Committee and also serves on the Finance Committee; Public Works, Watershed and Agricultural Affairs Committee; Grants, Economic Planning and Development Committee; Courthouse and Tourism Committee; Parochial Board Liaison and Legal Committee; Personnel, Elections and Health Committee; and Insurance, Ambulance, Fire and Homeland Security Committee of the Rapides Parish Police Jury.
Joe has served on the Executive Board for the Police Jury Association of Louisiana for the past three years and represents Region 8. He was recently elected as 2nd Vice President of the Association. He also served as 3rd Vice President for one year. Joe serves on the National Association of County Officials and is on the Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee.