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WATCH: After Spike in Homicides, NOPD Solve Rate Rising

by Ambria R. Washington

August 16, 2017

Categories: On Duty, Transparency, Videos

Topics: Districts, Good Police Work, Homicide

After a challenging start to the year for the NOPD Homicide Unit, the rate of homicides being solved is now on the increase.  The solve rate — which includes cases cleared by arrests, warrants and exceptions —is at 57 percent, compared to five months ago when the solve rate sat at 27 percent.

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August 18, 2017

Vehicle Recovered, Suspect Wanted in Auto Theft on Kabel Drive

The NOPD is seeking assistance from the public in locating and identifying an unknown subject briefly seen on surveillance video stealing a vehicle parked in the 1300 block of Kabel Drive early this morning (Aug. 18).

Vehicle Taken During Armed Robbery on Desire Street

August 17, 2017

Vehicle Taken During Armed Robbery on Desire Street

Fifth District officers are searching for a 2005 Hyundai Elantra that was taken during an armed robbery and the female suspect involved in the incident. 

Subject Wanted for Vehicle Burglaries in Fourth District

August 17, 2017

Subject Wanted for Vehicle Burglaries in Fourth District

The NOPD is seeking to locate and identify an individual seen on surveillance video burglarizing vehicles in the Fourth District on August 17, 2017.

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Suspect Arrested for Multiple Burglaries and Thefts

August 18, 2017

Suspect Arrested for Multiple Burglaries and Thefts

The NOPD has arrested a suspect wanted in connection with multiple thefts across the city. 

Suspect Quickly Arrested by Seventh District for Aggravated  Battery with Firearm

August 17, 2017

Suspect Quickly Arrested by Seventh District for Aggravated Battery with Firearm

Seventh District officers arrested Roan Hart (DOB: 8-2-1992) today for aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Suspect Arrested for Pointing Firearm at Motorist on 1-10 East

August 17, 2017

Suspect Arrested for Pointing Firearm at Motorist on 1-10 East

NOPD Seventh District officers arrested Byron Roberts (DOB:7-6-1988) after he reportedly pointed a firearm at another motorist while they were traveling east over the I-10 High Rise Bridge.

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NOPD and NOEMS Roll-Up Their Sleeves for a Special Blood Drive

August 2, 2017

NOPD and NOEMS Roll-Up Their Sleeves for a Special Blood Drive

NOPD’s Sixth District officers are joining with New Orleans EMS to host a blood drive for a local child fighting cancer.

July 13, 2017

NOPD Officers Return to Local Dojo for "Ninjas vs. Cops 2"

Members of the NOPD's Second and Sixth District returned to XS Martial Arts Dojo on July 13 to face off against XS' young warriors in a fun exhibition that promotes community relations between police and young people.

NOPD Officers RISE to the Occasion When it Comes to Helping Kids

July 6, 2017

NOPD Officers RISE to the Occasion When it Comes to Helping Kids

NOPD officers Nahlisha Smith and Roderic Carey participated in RISE’s 2017 Saturday Morning Hoops program in New Orleans so they could give back to their community in a meaningful way.

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August 16, 2017

WATCH: After Spike in Homicides, NOPD Solve Rate Rising

After a challenging start to the year for the NOPD Homicide Unit, the rate of homicides being solved is now on the increase.  The solve rate — which includes cases cleared by arrests, warrants and exceptions —is at 57 percent, compared to five months ago when the solve rate sat at 27 percent.

July 31, 2017

WATCH: Violent Crime Trends Downward in the Eighth District as Officers Confiscate More Illegal Guns

The NOPD Eighth District has seen a 33 percent decrease in overall violent crime in the area which covers the French Quarter and Central Business District, including Harrah's Casino, Canal Place and Bourbon Street.

NOPD Provides EPIC Training Opportunity to Police and City Government Representatives

May 17, 2017

NOPD Provides EPIC Training Opportunity to Police and City Government Representatives

Representatives from various city governments and police departments are in New Orleans today (May 17) to get training in a new program offered by the NOPD.

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OFFICER PROFILE: Rodney Vicknair, First District

August 15, 2017

OFFICER PROFILE: Rodney Vicknair, First District

Officer Rodney Vicknair, 50, joined NOPD 12 years ago after spending 19 years working EMS on the West Bank. He was assigned to the First District after graduating from the Academy and he’s been there ever since. 

OFFICER PROFILE: Detective William Torres, Third District

August 10, 2017

OFFICER PROFILE: Detective William Torres, Third District

Originally from New Mexico, William Torres, 40, moved to New Orleans more than 20 years ago and began pursuing his dream of having a career in law enforcement. 

OFFICER PROFILE: Sixth District Songbird is Dedicated to a Life of Service

July 28, 2017

OFFICER PROFILE: Sixth District Songbird is Dedicated to a Life of Service

Sgt. Kimera Woods, 34, joined NOPD in 2009. She was promoted to sergeant a little more than a year ago and she’s currently assigned to the Sixth District. 

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Hermes and NOPD Commemorate the Halfway Mark to Mardi Gras

August 15, 2017

Hermes and NOPD Commemorate the Halfway Mark to Mardi Gras

Today (Aug. 15) marks six months until Mardi Gras Day and the Krewe of Hermes marked the occasion with significant donations to two of the NOPD’s most visible units along the parade routes.

August 14, 2017

NOPD, City, School Leaders Discuss Start of School Year, Traffic Cameras

With the 2017-18 school year under way, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison - along with city and school system leaders - discussed the installation of new traffic cameras around local schools, as well as the reactivation of School Resource Officers.

August 3, 2017

WATCH: NOPD Informs Public on Best Practices for Using Non-Emergency Line

 The Orleans Parish Communications District (OPCD) is responsible for all emergency and non-emergency calls for police, fire or EMS. However, many people may be unaware on when to use either lines.