NEW ORLEANS, LA – Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas will meet with new recruits from Class #169 of the New Orleans Police Department’s Training Academy. The new recruit class started Monday with a total of 30 individuals—26 new recruits, three officers who transferred from out-of-state police departments and one former NOPD officer.
Class #169 is the second recruit class hired since Superintendent Serpas was appointed by Mayor Landrieu that had to meet higher standards to be accepted as NOPD recruits. Applicants had to have at least 60 hours of college credits, or the equivalent of two years of full service in the military. The Academy program is a 25-week course. It previously lasted 22 weeks.
WHO: Mayor Mitch Landrieu
NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas
NOPD Recruit Class #169
WHAT: Mayor Landrieu, Chief Serpas meeting NOPD Recruit Class #169
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
WHERE: 4600 Paris Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122