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NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison Announces Retirement of Deputy Chief Rannie Mushatt, New Appointments to Command Staff

by Andy Cunningham

June 27, 2018

Categories: Announcement

Topics: Announcement

NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison Announces Retirement of Deputy Chief Rannie Mushatt, New Appointments to Command Staff

The NOPD announced today (Wednesday, June 27, 2018) that Deputy Superintendent Rannie Mushatt will retire from the department, effective Friday, June 29.

Mushatt, who has been with the NOPD for 35 years, has served as deputy superintendent of the Investigation & Support Bureau (ISB) since 2014. During Mushatt’s career, he also served as commander of the Seventh District and commander of the Criminal Investigations Division, prior to being promoted to deputy superintendent.

“Deputy Superintendent Rannie Mushatt is a tremendous public servant and has helped the NOPD move into the 21st century of policing,” said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. “He has been an instrumental part of improving how the NOPD approaches and handles violent crime with a great understanding of the community he has proudly served for more than three decades.”

With Mushatt’s retirement, Deputy Superintendent John Thomas has been selected to serve as the new deputy superintendent of ISB. Thomas currently oversees the department’s Management Services Bureau (MSB).

Harrison has selected Commander Christopher Goodly to serve as the new deputy superintendent of MSB. Goodly currently serves as the commander of the Education and Training Division within MSB, which includes oversight of the NOPD Training Academy.

Upon Goodly’s promotion, Second District Commander Shaun Ferguson will assume command of the Education and Training Division.

Superintendent Harrison has also made his final selections on three commander posts. Upon Ferguson’s transfer, Lt. Jennifer Dupree has been selected to assume command of the Second District. Dupree’s experience as the assistant commander of the Second District was one of the many factors as to why Chief Harrison felt she is best qualified to assume command of the district. The Second District coverage area includes the Uptown and Audubon neighborhoods, incorporating Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Tulane University and Loyola University.

Additionally, Lieutenant Regina Williams has been selected to serve as commander of the Public Integrity Bureau (PIB), while Lt. Jenerio Sanders has been selected as the new commander of the MSB Records and Support Services Division. Williams currently supervises the Special Victims Section within ISB, while Sanders has most recently served as chief of staff to Deputy Superintendent Paul Noel in the Field Operations Bureau. 

Harrison has thanked Commander Gwendolyn Nolan & Commander Derek Frick for serving the department in their respective roles as commanders of PIB and MSB. The two will be returning to their classified ranks.

“Our command staff is the driving force towards ensuring the reform efforts we’ve put in place are successful and continue to make our department more effective in the community, more responsive to the people and providing the best level of services our city deserves,” Harrison said.

All promotions and transfers are effective as of Friday, June 29.

The swearing-in ceremony for these promotions will be held on Friday, June 29, at 4 p.m. at the NOPD Training Academy, located at 4650 Paris Avenue.