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Interfacing With the Mentally Ill

December 4, 2009
This 1960 documentary, "Booked for Safekeeping (Part I)" was made to train officers to help mentally ill and confused people. The film advocates that mentaly ill people be held in the least restrictive environment possible, particularly not in a jail cell unless absolutely essential. The film points out that there are often inadequate facilities and services to deal with such people, and that is why the job falls to the police.

New Orleans Officer Run Over by Carjacking Suspect Recovering from Injury

September 15, 2009
A New Orleans police officer mowed down by a carjacking suspect he was trying to apprehend last week is still recovering from a fractured arm, the commander of the New Orleans Police Department's 2nd District said Tuesday.

New Orleans Officers Ordered Not to Make Immigration Status Inquiries

September 10, 2009
The department's announcement seemed to enshrine the city's unofficial policing stance as it pertains to illegal immigrants, many of whom flocked to rebuild the city in the wake of the 2005 flood and, in turn, became prime targets for armed robbers and unscrupulous contractors.

Heat Killed New Orleans Police Dog Left in Car, Report Says

July 21, 2009
A New Orleans police dog left unattended in a police vehicle in late May died from shock likely associated with heat stroke, after ripping up the car's seats in a desperate attempt to get out, according to a report obtained by the Metropolitan Crime Commission.

New Orleans Council Approves $1 Million for Police Overtime

July 2, 2009
The New Orleans City Council, on Thursday, approved a request from the New Orleans Police Department for an additional $1 million to pay for longer shifts the rest of the summer, the Times-Picayune reports.

$200,000 Missing from New Orleans Police Evidence Room

June 25, 2009

Investigations into missing evidence determined that about $200,000 was taken from the New Orleans Police Department's evidence and property room, Superintendent Warren Riley said Wednesday.

Shooters at Mardi Gras Parade Wound Six

February 24, 2009
Six people, including a baby, were injured this afternoon after a shooting spree broke out along the St. Charles Avenue parade route near Second Street, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

NOPD's Horses Practice for Carnival Parade

February 19, 2009
In a serene section of City Park, the horses of the New Orleans Police Department's Mounted Division trot around a ring of dirt, about half a football field in size, over and over, with various annoyances placed in their paths.

Powder Blue Shirts Returning to New Orleans Police

February 12, 2009
After more than three years in much-maligned midnight-blue uniforms, the men and women of the New Orleans Police Department on Friday will revert to the agency's traditional powder blue garb, Superintendent Warren Riley said at a news conference Wednesday.

New Orleans Cop-Turned-Minister Stands Out in Effort to Halt Murders

December 31, 2008

After dark on the last Sunday of 2008, the Rev. John Raphael, the cop-turned-pastor, changed clothes after the evening service at his New Hope Baptist Church and walked a few blocks to the South Claiborne Avenue neutral ground. He came simply to plant himself in full view at a major urban intersection, fasting, to bear witness against the shootings that ravage New Orleans.

Suspect Fires at Police But Hits Auto Theft Suspect

September 11, 2008
An unknown assailant fired at New Orleans police officers Monday night after they interrupted an apparent auto theft, but the bullet hit one of the alleged thieves, according to police.

Red-Light Cameras in New Orleans Now Catch Speeders

June 24, 2008
Red-light cameras began catching drivers speeding through four New Orleans intersections Monday, but many motorists seemed unfazed by the new technology. Some still don't know the cameras are in place.

New Orleans Implements High-Tech Parking Enforcement

April 24, 2008
The city has outfitted two parking-enforcement vans with cameras emitting yellow strobe lights that can scan both sides of the street, taking a digital image of license plates on parked cars and instantly checking the tag numbers against a database of vehicle owners with long-overdue parking fines.

NOPD Commanders Talk About Lessons Learned from Katrina

November 1, 2005

There are many lessons that can be learned from a disaster as catastrophic as Hurricane Katrina. A good way to determine what should be done in response to future disasters is to talk to the officers who served on the front lines of Katrina.

How to Cope with Looters

November 1, 2005

The looters hit the gun stores in New Orleans first, loading up with rifles and ammunition to better fend for the crimes to follow. Then they descended upon other stores. Before long, they moved from the business districts to nearby residences. And what Hurricane Katrina hadn’t ravaged or left destroyed, they did.

Hell in High Water

November 1, 2005

About 24 hours before Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast Capt. John Bryson of the New Orleans Police Department was in a McDonald’s in the city’s Ninth Ward buying a cup of coffee. Next to him in line was a woman and her four children; the youngest was a one-year-old baby.

New Orleans PD's Crisis Unit

December 1, 2000

The Crisis Unit, manned by mental health technicians, provides the department with a team of specially trained civilians who have years of experience with the mentally ill.

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