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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

8th District Update: Holiday Weekend, Upcoming Events, Wanted Suspects and More

July 03, 2013

- NONPACC Meeting on Thursday, July 11th at 6pm

- Recent Crime Videos Uploaded on You Tube

- Essence Music Festival and 4th of July Celebrations

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- DOTD Update on Algiers/Canal Street Ferry

- The NOPD Citizen’s Academy Wants You

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- Safety Tips for This Weekend’s Festivities

- NOLA Running of the Bulls and Bastille Day Celebration

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- Register Your Surveillance Cameras with the 8th District; FAQ by Safe Cams 8

- Register Your Bicycle with the NOPD

- Sign Up for Email Alerts from the City and Follow Us on Facebook

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- No Stopping Zones on Royal, Bourbon and Iberville Streets

- 311 Complaint Line

 

NONPACC Meeting on Thursday, July 11th at 6pm

Please join Commander Walls for our monthly NONPACC meeting on Thursday, July 11th, at 6pm, at the Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse Street; this meeting enables citizens to learn about crime fighting strategies and upcoming events.

 

Recent Crime Videos Uploaded to YouTube

Visit our page at: http://www.youtube.com/user/NOPD8DIU

Safe Cams 8 provides a detailed tutorial on how to subscribe at: http://nopd8thdiu.blogspot.com/2013/02/linking-your-e-mail-to-8th-districts.html

 

Essence Music Festival and 4th of July Celebrations

Essence Festival Info: http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/festivals/multiculturalfestivals/essence.html

Fourth of July Info: http://www.go4thontheriver.com/

Essence Festival July 4th Family Day: http://www.essence.com/festival/family-day

On July 4th, a fireworks display is scheduled for 9:00 p.m., on the Mississippi River. There will be an increased police presence along the North Peters Street/Decatur Street corridor. Once the flow of pedestrian traffic becomes too heavy, vehicular traffic may be curtailed in that area. 

It is strongly suggested that individuals planning on traveling to the Downtown and French Quarter area consider utilizing carpools, taxicabs or public transportation. Motorists should also pay very close attention to parking signage as illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and towed.

As a reminder, it is illegal in New Orleans to ignite fireworks or discharge firearms. Violators will be subject to arrest. Citizens should also utilize a designated driver if consuming alcohol.

 

DOTD Update on Algiers/Canal Street Ferry

http://www.dotd.la.gov/pressreleases/release.aspx?key=2325

 

The NOPD Citizens Academy Wants You!

The 8-week program begins on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Sessions are held every Wednesday from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Special Operations Division Compound located at 1899 Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a program designed to provide citizens with information on various functions of the NOPD and the criminal justice system. The academy does not teach citizens how to become police officers. The program consists of various topics, which will be presented by several police officers and other city officials and leaders.

Some of the topics that will be discussed are: Communications Division (complaint calls); Community Policing (Neighborhood Watch, Crimestoppers); Public Integrity Bureau (complaints against police officers); Domestic Violence (laws and police procedures); Special Investigations (various criminal investigations), Crime Lab Division (evidence collection); Education and Training Academy (probable cause, search and seizure); Crime Prevention Unit (programs and functions) as well as several other topics.


The application can be found at the bottom of the press release: http://clicks.skem1.com/preview/?c=15553&g=7584&p=a72a455679325d6d706c91f620a8dbc7&utm_source=contactology&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Citizen%27sPoliceAcademy-NewOrleansPoliceDepartment%27sCrimePreventionUnit

 

Safety Tips for This Weekend’s Festivities

  • Personal property, including clothing, should not be left in unattended vehicles.  If no alternative depository is available, personal property should then be locked in the trunk of the vehicle prior to parking.
  • Prior to parking your vehicle on the street, ensure you are not attempting to park in a residential or restricted area, or blocking a driveway, crosswalk, fire hydrant, etc.
  • Make a note of where you parked, including street names and nearby landmarks.
  • Parking during special events is usually extremely limited, so it is strongly suggested citizens utilize carpools, taxicabs or other forms of public transportation. Illegally parked vehicles are subject to be ticketed and towed. 
  • Spectators are cautioned against carrying large sums of money with them as persons who are adept at pick-pocketing seize the opportunity in crowded situations. 
  • Purses should be carried across the torso, but preferably, place important items in the front pocket.
  • Don’t become distracted by cellular devices, cameras, MP3 players, etc.
  • Stay in well-lit and populated areas.
  • If consuming alcohol, know your limits, utilize a designated driver and ensure at least one member of your party remains sober to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Never leave drinks, food or property unattended.
  • Make sure your child knows his or her name, phone number and address. Write that information, along with the parent’s name on a piece of paper and place it in the child’s pocket, in case of separation.
  • Introduce children to a nearby officer, so they may know what uniform to look for and advise them to give the officer that information sheet, if they get lost.

 

NOLA Running of the Bulls and Bastille Day Celebrations

http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/festivals/multiculturalfestivals/runningofthebulls.html

http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/festivals/multiculturalfestivals/bastilleday.html

 

Register Your Surveillance Cameras with the 8th District and FAQ by Safe Cams 8

SafeCams8 is a public safety project of the French Quarter Management District (FQMD) in partnership with the New Orleans Police Department’s 8th District.

The goal of SafeCams8 is to develop a comprehensive list of all the privately owned video surveillance cameras in the 8th District that record activities occurring on a street or sidewalk. The list will allow the 8th District to expeditiously contact a camera owner or operator when police access to a camera's footage is needed to solve a crime or facilitate an investigation.

Participation in SafeCams8 is voluntary. There is no obligation to maintain a camera's video surveillance capability or to provide video footage to the NOPD.

To register your surveillance camera(s), visit: http://fqmd.org/safecams8-nopdfix.html.  If a camera owner or operator would prefer to send the SafeCams8 registration information to the 8th District by email instead, please email the information to bwshubert@nola.gov.

If you are considering installing cameras and need some advice or would like more information on SafeCams8, send an email to Robert Simms at robertsimms@cox.net  or Larry Lane at safecams8@aol.com.

Safe Cams 8 Link for Shopping for Security Cameras and VCC Regulations: http://safecas8cameraquestions.blogspot.com/ and http://vcccamguide.blogspot.com/

 

Register Your Bicycle with the NOPD

Registering your bicycle is simple and easy. A money order in the amount of $3.00 is required, to cover the cost of printing the license decals. The receipt from the purchase of the bike or a notarized statement of ownership is necessary. The bicycle must also be available for inspection before receiving the registration decal.

We now offer the following options for you to register your bicycle with the NOPD:

  • Register at the 8th District station, located at 334 Royal Street, by appointment (email jrwilliams@nola.gov  or 504-239-0356)
  • Register at NOPD Headquarters, located at 715 South Broad Street, Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm.

 

How You Can Stay Informed: Facebook and Nola Ready

 

No Stopping Zones

The following blocks are designated as NO STOPPING zones, Sunday through Saturday, from 6pm to 6am:

  • 100 block of Royal Street
  • 100 block of Bourbon Street
  • 700 block of Iberville Street

Illegally parked vehicles are subject to being ticketed and/or towed.

 

NOLA 311 for Non-Emergency Service Requests

Currently, NOLA 311 handles the following types of requests:

  • City Assisted Evacuation registration
  • Code Enforcement complaints
  • DPW Maintenance: manhole cover maintenance, pothole/roadway surface repair, road shoulder repair, sidewalk repair (public property), and street flooding/drainage issues
  • DPW Parking: abandoned vehicles
  • DPW Traffic: street lights, street signs, traffic signs, traffic signals, and road surface marking
  • Sanitation: dead animal pickup, illegal dumping, large item pickup, trash/garbage pickup, residential recycling

NOLA 311 will continue to integrate additional departments and services. 311 customer service agents can assist callers with contacting city departments such as Finance, Safety and Permits, Mosquito and Termite Control, as well as a number of other departments.

Dial 311 (from any phone based in New Orleans) or Email: 311@nola.gov

 
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Last updated: 7/9/2013 1:44:49 PM

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