NOPD Sergeant makes it a personal mission to help others through Art Therapy

New Orleans Police DepartmentBy Ambria Washington 

Public Information Officer 

September 26, 2016

A collection of family and graduation photos cover Sergeant Latina Jolivette’s desk, serving as a reminder of proud moments that keep a smile on her face every day.

“My son and I graduated together in 2009,” said Jolivette. “He graduated from McDonogh 35 and I graduated from Loyola University.”

Jolivette joined the department at the age of 25 as a single mother with two young boys. After going through the NOPD Training Academy, she realized she didn’t want to stop learning and was determined to further her education.  She quickly earned her associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree from Southern University of New Orleans while climbing up the law enforcement ladder. She acquired the rank of sergeant in March of 2016.

In addition, Jolivette is one of the few officers who is also a licensed social worker.  About a year ago, she added the title of small business owner to her list of accomplishments.

Click here to read more on how Jolivette is combining social work with art therapy.

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