Jonathan P. Liberto
CONSTABALE ELECTED ON JANUARY 1, 2009
Jefferson Parish Constable's Office 1st Justice Court
Constable LIberto - 41 Plymouth
A lifelong Terrytown resident, Jonathan is the third Liberto to be constable of the First Justice Court. He is the son of past Constables Salvador "Sal" and Kim Liberto. Following his father’s footsteps, Jonathan began his law enforcement career with the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office (OPCSO). He was with OPCSO for nine years,1999-2008, serving under three sheriffs: Charles C. Foti, Jr., William C. Hunter, and Marlin N. Gusman.
Jonathan began his career with OPCSO in the Court Services Division, handling systems management for Orleans Parish Criminal District Court and the City of New Orleans Municipal and Traffic courts. This included courthouse security and process serving. During Hurricane Katrina, Jonathan was on duty at Orleans Parish Prison, where he experienced what was arguably the most complex prison evacuation in U.S. history. After Katrina, Sheriff Gusman created the Special Operations Division to handle future prison evacuations and other high risk situations. In recognition of Jonathan’s stellar performance during Katrina, the sheriff selected Jonathan as part of this new force. Being a part of Special Ops gave Jonathan a greater opportunity to utilize his considerable law enforcement management skills.
Like his father, Sal, Jonathan participated in OPCSO’s Thanksgiving Day meals for the elderly and other OPCSO community outreach.
Jonathan graduated from Ecole Classique in Metairie, LA. Once completing the Police Academy through the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office he continued his law enforcement training participating in the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard Academy and the New Orleans Police Department’s SWAT School. Jonathan is both POST and SWAT certified.
Jonathan was 4 years old when his father was elected Constable. After Sal’s passing in 1999, Jonathan’s mother served as Constable for 10 years. Jonathan grew up seeing first-hand the importance of not only running a professional Constable’s office, but also learning the skills he needed to serve the community that he protects.
He fulfilled a lifelong dream in 2009 when he was elected Constable, 1st Justice Court. Jonathan has worked his entire life to be Constable. His 10-year career in Law Enforcement has given him the knowledge and experience needed to effectively run the office, which is one of the most recognized constable offices in the state.
Jonathan has a passion for helping the people of Jefferson Parish. He started the courtesy knock program, which is a valuable resource for people facing eviction. He also participates in feeding the needy during holidays, started security patrols during Halloween, and provides volunteer security for local festivals and church fairs.
Never content with the status quo, Jonathan will use his expertise to continually improve the Constable’s Office, always answering to the needs of a changing world.