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Six Ways the NOPD is Modernizing Policing for the 21st Century

by Tyler Gamble

August 22, 2016

Categories: Transparency

Topics: Modernizing Policing

Six Ways the NOPD is Modernizing Policing for the 21st Century

In 2010, Mayor Mitch Landrieu invited the DOJ into New Orleans to partner in reforming and strengthening the New Orleans Police Department. 

Five new civilian hires that are making the NOPD a better department

by Aaron E. Looney and Tyler Gamble

July 28, 2016

Categories: On the Beat

Topics: Modernizing Policing

Five new civilian hires that are making the NOPD a better department

When Chief Michael Harrison took control of the New Orleans Police Department two years ago, he made a commitment to move police officers out of desk jobs and put them back on neighborhood patrol. 

NOPD Piloting New Electronic Warrant Program That Aims to Save Officers Time in the Field

by Dawne Massey

June 3, 2016

Categories: On the Beat, Videos

Topics: Modernizing Policing

There’s no doubt that the NOPD is working aggressively to cut down on the amount of time it takes for an officer to respond to an emergency call. 

Meet the NOPD's first-ever team of bilingual officers

by Dawne Massey

April 21, 2016

Categories: Community, Videos

Topics: Community Policing, Modernizing Policing

For the first time in the history of the department, the NOPD is building a team of certified bilingual officers. Their mission is simple but incredibly important to our overall community policing strategy: improve the way we communicate with limited English speaking members of our community to build trust and strengthen relationships.

With Body Worn Cameras, NOPD is Improving Officer Transparency, Accountability

by Aaron E. Looney

April 15, 2016

Categories: Transparency, Videos

Topics: Modernizing Policing

When Sixth District Officer Sasha Skipper needs to review what happened at a scene she responded to, all she has to do is go to the tape.

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