Joseph “Joe” Bishop

Joe Bishop resides in Pineville.  Mr. Bishop is currently serving his fifth term with the Rapides Parish Police Jury.  He serves as Police Juror for District B which is mainly in the Pineville area in Rapides Parish.

He is the Owner of Lawn Ranger Lawn Care Services, and Elzie Bishop LLC.  He retired from Atmos Energy where he was a Crew Foreman for over 22 years. Joe is a former member of The United Way, where he served on several panels. He 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 is currently the President of the Police Jury, and has held that position during 2023, 2013 and 2014.  He was Vice President during 2008 and 2009.  He has also served on the Rapides Area Planning Commission, Chamber of Commerce, Regional Infrastructure Beltway, and Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Joe has been a member of the Finance Committee; the Parochial Board Liaison and Municipal Liaison Committee; the Public Works, Watershed and Agricultural Affairs Committee; the Workforce Development and Grants Committee; the Tourism and Economic Planning and Development Committee; the Courthouse, Coliseum and Legal Committee; the Personnel, Elections and Health Committee; and the Insurance, Ambulance, Fire and Homeland Security Committee of the Rapides Parish Police Jury.

Joe has been on the Executive Board for the Police Jury Association of Louisiana since October 2010 and represents Region 8. He was President of the Police Jury Association in 2017 and has served as 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice President.  Joe serves on the National Association of County Officials and is on the Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee.  Joe has also been appointed by the Louisiana Police Jury Association to the State Board of Election Supervisors and in September 2020, Joe was appointed to the Red River Delta Law Enforcement Planning Council.

Joe is married to Misty Ducote Bishop.  He has one daughter, Brooke Bishop; two stepdaughters, Carson, and Cameron Roberts; and one granddaughter, Ella.  He graduated from Pineville High School in 1987 and is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pineville.


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