IRVIN L. MAGRI, JR

Career Accomplishments 

Cell: 504-270-7513 • Residence/Fax: 985-787-2477
P.O. Box 5 • Grand Isle, LA 70358 
Professional . . .
• Chairman – Louisiana State Pardon Board – Appointed by Governor Mike Foster
• Louisiana State Parole Board Member – Appointed by Governor Mike Foster
• Criminologist – Loyola University of the South
• Certified Instructor – Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners
• Former President – Louisiana State Society of Professional Investigators
• Notary Public – Parishes of Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Mary and Terrebonne, Louisiana • Host of “Crimewave” – a true police show featuring the actual victims of violent crime since 1967 • Real Estate Broker – Louisiana First Real Estate, LLC
• Former Instructor – Louisiana Real Estate Commission • Former host of: “The Detective” 1967-1991, WSMB, WGSO Radio, New Orleans, Louisiana
• Host of: “Crimewave” Radio Show – WTIX, WSMB, WLNO, WJBO, KLEB Radio, (New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Larose, covering southeast and coastal Louisiana)
• Guest Speaker and Lecturer – Louisiana, New Orleans and Grand Isle History (Available upon request)
Law Enforcement . . .
• Over 54 years of law enforcement and investigative experience (Appointed to NOPD September 21, 1964)
• Former Assistant Chief of Police
• Former Official Lecturer – New Orleans Police Department
• Served as Chief Instructor for two Police Academies in Louisiana (Mandeville, 1976-1977/Grand Isle 1988-89)
• Recipient of 28 police commendations and 3 Class C Awards – New Orleans Police Department
• Author of the book, “Major Problems of the American Police” (1970)
• Effected over 3,013 physical arrests during law enforcement career
• Past President of the Police and Firemen’s Holy Name Society (1968-1970) New Orleans Police and Fire Departments
• Founder and 7-time President – Police Association of New Orleans (PANO) (Retired and undefeated)
• Founder and 7-time State President – Louisiana Police State Central Committee, National Union of Police Officers (Representing over 2,500 Commissioned Law Enforcement Officers) (Retired undefeated)
• Chief of Security – Fair Grounds Racetrack – supervising 82 Commissioned Special Officers and three (3) other major departments, New Orleans, Louisiana
• Current Certified Police Instructor – P.O.S.T. Specialty Instructor – Lafourche Parish Regional Sheriff’s Academy (2000-2011) – Homicide Investigations, Robbery, Burglary Investigations, Legal Definitions, Overview of the Criminal Justice System, Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, etc.
Community Service . . .
• Founder and Current State President – CRIMEFIGHTERS (Pro-Bono Victims’ Rights Organization)
• Former Chief of Civil Defense – Kenner, Louisiana – Supervising 132 Emergency Personnel
• Former Chairman and Member – Kenner Fire & Police Civil Service Board
• Former State President – Louisiana Voters League
• Special Governor’s Commendation – Civil Defense 1985 for building the largest volunteer Civil Defense Department in the entire State of Louisiana and for Outstanding Fiscal Responsibility
• Founder and Past President – Victims & Citizens Against Crime (1990-1993)
• Former Chairman of the Governor’s Speakers Bureau Against Narcotics
• Louisiana Concerned Citizens – 1975 1st runner-up of Louisianan of the Year
• Recipient of 154 Community Service Awards including CRIMEFIGHTER of the 20th Century Award for the State of Louisiana and the N.R.A. Lifetime Achievement Award (2001)
Education . . .
• Major in Criminology – Minor in Sociology, Loyola University of the South, May 22, 1970
• Honor Graduate of the New Orleans Police Academy, Class #35 (Top Graduate)
• Recipient of the Police Mutual Benefit Association Award for Scholastic Excellence, Class #35
• Graduate of numerous specialized schools of law enforcement, including FBI Applied Criminology
• P.O.S.T. Specialty Instructor in Homicide Investigations, Robbery, Burglary Investigations, Introduction to Law Enforcement, History of Law Enforcement, History of Louisiana Law Enforcement, etc.
• Former Instructor – Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office – Regional P.O.S.T. Academy
• Hours toward Master’s Degree – Southern University of New Orleans (A+ average)
Specific Awards and Accomplishments of Irvin L. Magri, Jr.
• P.M.B.A. Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement – Honor Graduate (Top Graduate) – January 4, 1967 – Police Academy Class #35 – New Orleans Police Department (NOPD)
• National Rifle Association (N.R.A.) Lifetime Achievement Award – 2001
• Crimefighter of the 20th Century Award – Presented by The Louisiana Crime Victims Coalition, Crimefighters and Common Sense Against Crime Organizations, 2000
• Founder Police Association of New Orleans (PANO) – July 28, 1969
• Past President Police Association of New Orleans (PANO) (1969-1975) (Retired undefeated)
• President Emeritus Award – Police Association of New Orleans (PANO) – April 24, 1975 • Founders Award – Police Association of New Orleans (PANO) – April 24, 1975
• Humanitarian Award - Police Association of New Orleans (PANO) – April 11, 1975
• Seven (7) Awards of Merit - Police Association of New Orleans
• Founder and Past President Award - Police Association of New Orleans – 1989 • Elected Trustee – New Orleans Police Pension Board (Elected on February 6, 1973) • Honor Award – American Federation of Police – May 1969
• Special Award of Merit – American Federation of Police 1976
• Founders Award – Kenner Civil Defense – 1982
• Special Award of Merit – Kenner Civil Defense – 1985 – Mayor Aaron F. Broussard
• Special Governor’s Award – Kenner Civil Defense for building the Largest Municipal Volunteer Civil Defense Department in the State of Louisiana
• Outstanding Community Service Award – Kenner Civil Defense 1985
• Founders Award – Victims & Citizens Against Crime (Founded on July 4, 1990) Outstanding Recruiters Award – Victims & Citizens Against Crime
• Special Award of Merit – Victims & Citizens Against Crime – 2000
• Founders Award – CRIMEFIGHTERS – January 20, 2003 (founded January 4, 1993)
• Distinguished Public Service Award – CRIMEFIGHTERS – April 6, 2002
• Outstanding Public Integrity Award – as Chairman of the Louisiana Board of Pardons – Common Sense Against Crime, CRIMFIGHTERS – 2002
• Joseph W. Sandifer Memorial Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Fighting Violent Crime and Homicides in the State of Louisiana
• Michelle Hansel Memorial Award for “Standing Up” for the Rights of Victims in Louisiana
• March 11, 1967 – involved with partner in shootout at 1818 Baronne Street in which 11 small children were successfully rescued from a gunman
• Delivered breech birth twins with partner in the St. Thomas Housing Project at 2047 Rousseau Street, Apartment E, New Orleans, Louisiana (6th District, NOPD on June 21, 1967 at 4:00 am)
• Rescued 12-year old child from prostitution ring in the City of New Orleans – 1973
• Captured subject on May 17, 1974 in 8500 block of Willow Street as a Police Sergeant (Platoon Commander) after subject shot a female in the head with a .12 gauge shotgun (injured in the line of duty)
• Apprehended armed rapist (Rape in Progress) on March 18, 1972 at Earhart Blvd. and LaSalle Street at 2:30 am – victim rescued – (6th District NOPD – injured in the line of duty)
• Worked undercover in New Orleans Public Schools, 1967-1968
• Founded, along with Captain Van H. Flynn and Moderator Larry Regan, first police radio show on a regular weekly basis in the City of New Orleans – 1967 – “The Detectives”
• Arrested and broke up large child molestation and pedophile ring in the 5th District, NOPD with partner in 1970. (Obtained all convictions in Criminal District Court)
• Founded first police union in the history of the South – Police Association of New Orleans - July 28, 1969.
• Founded and served as first Elected State President of the Louisiana Police State Central Committee of the National Union of Police Officers (22 Louisiana Police Unions) (Retired undefeated)
• Elected as National Trustee for the National Union of Police Officers – May 1970 at National Convention in Denver, Colorado
• Appointed as National Secretary-Treasurer of the National Union of Police Officers – 1973 by National President John J. Cassese (New York Police Department – Former President of the New York P.B.A. 1959-1970) (Retired undefeated) 
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