Throughout the year, the NOPD Public Affairs Division has produced dozens of videos highlighting the stories behind the badge, including profiles on officers and their involvement in the community, special moments as well as new initiatives.
Some stories even received national and international attention this year and were featured on major networks like CNN, NBC Nightly News and ABC Good Morning America. For easy accessiblity, the videos are housed at www.nopdnews.com or the NOPDNews YouTube page.
Here are the five most viewed videos NOPD produced in 2017:
Officer Donates Brand New Hoverboard to Teen Victim
Published on January 3, 2017
After a 14-year-old teen was robbed at gunpoint while playing on his hoverboard, NOPD Officer Brian Pollard along with Fourth District officers decided to surprise Jaime Edwards Jr. with a brand new one.
Fourth District Officer Takes L.B. Landry High Students to Prom
Published on May 22, 2017
Fourth District Officer Shantell Howard never thought she would be going back to prom, until she was asked by one student at L.B. Landry High School. Click here to read more.
Two Brothers Embrace Community Through Teaching Music
Published on January 27, 2017
Some NOPD officers do more than just crowd control during Mardi Gras. Check out the story of two NOPD officers who are behind some of the talent you see on the streets during carnival season. Click here to read more.
NOPD Officer Proposes Before 2017 Endymion Parade
Published on February 26, 2017
An NOPD officer proposed to girlfriend on Canal Street just before the start of the 2017 Endymion parade, one of the biggest parades during Mardi Gras. The couple was surrounded by parader-goers, family members and co workers during the special moment.
Sister of Fallen Police Officer Joins NOPD to Serve Her Community
Published on December 17, 2017
Jacquen Hunter, the sister of fallen officer Natasha Hunter, dedicated her life on (December 15, 2017 to serving her community as a NOPD officer and, most importantly, honoring her sister's legacy. Click here to read more.