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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.

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

by Ambria R. Washington

August 3, 2017

Categories: Announcement, Videos

Topics: Districts, Partnerships

 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. 

NOPD Joins Team Hope NOLA, ESSENCE in Celebrity Basketball Fundraiser Game

by Ambria R. Washington

June 29, 2017

Categories: Community, Videos

Topics: Community Policing, Districts, Partnerships

In partnership with Team Hope NOLA, NOPD officers took on the New Orleans Fire Department for a third time during the ESSENCE festival charity celebrity basketball game today at Xavier University Convocation Center.

NOPD Warns Residents about the Use of Air Rifles, Paintball Guns

by Ambria R. Washington

June 14, 2017

Categories: Announcement, Community, Videos

Topics: Community Policing, Districts

 Air rifles like BB guns can cause severe bodily injury and serious damage to property when used in populated areas. 

Suspect Arrested after Officers find 35 Grams of Heroin

by Ambria R. Washington

April 28, 2017

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Districts, Good Police Work

Suspect Arrested after Officers find 35 Grams of Heroin

The NOPD's Specialized Investigation Division (SID) Major Case Narcotics Section has arrested Vlydraus Dupree (DOB: 8-13-1985) after he was found in possession of heroin with the intent to distribute the drugs.

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