News & Information from the New Orleans Police Department

April 2016

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.

The New Training That’s Changing the Way NOPD Responds to People in Crisis

by Dawne Massey

April 4, 2016

Categories: On the Beat, Videos

Topics: Police Training

The call came in to dispatch as a mental disturbance. A man known to the neighborhood as someone suffering from mental health issues was off of his medication and he had been drinking.