- New Orleans Oyster Fest, May 31 and June 1
- NOPD Recruitment Event, Saturday, June 7
- NONPACC Meeting, Thursday, June 12
- 8th District Police Community Advisory Board Meeting, Thursday, June 12
- National Hurricane Preparedness Week- Get Informed, Get Prepared, Get Ready
- Recent Crime Videos Uploaded on You Tube
- Auctions in August Event Launched to Benefit NOPD Districts
- VoCal (Volunteers Can Lead) Program Seeks Volunteers for the 8th District
- Mayor Landrieu, Superintendent Serpas Welcome New Recruit Class
- Upcoming Road Construction on Perdido Street
- N.O. Mosquito and Termite Control Board Advises Residents to Protect Themselves From Mosquitoes
- Personal Safety for Professional Home Visitors (NOPD Crime Prevention Unit)
- Life Saving Click It or Ticket Mobilization Has Begun (Public Information Office)
- May School Visits by 8th District Officers
- Register Your Surveillance Cameras with the NOPD
- Register Your Bicycle with the NOPD
- Facebook, Nola Ready, Filming Notifications and COPS 8
- No Stopping Zones on Royal, Bourbon and Iberville Streets
- 311 Complaint Line
New Orleans Oyster Fest, May 31 and June 1
NOPD Recruitment Event, Saturday, June 7
NONPACC Meeting, Thursday, June 12
Please join Commander Walls for the next NONPACC meeting on Thursday, June 12, at 6pm, at the Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Avenue, room 250. NONPACC meetings provide citizens with the opportunity to learn about crime fighting strategies and upcoming events.
8th District Police Community Advisory Board Meeting, Thursday, June 12
The next 8th District PCAB meeting will be Thursday, June 12, at 5pm, at the Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Avenue, room 250 on the second floor. For more information on the 8th District Police Community Advisory Board or to get an application, visit: http://www.citizens8.org/. The application period will be open from June 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014.
In 2012, Mayor Landrieu and Superintendent Serpas announced the formation of Police Community Advisory Boards (PCAB) in each of the City’s eight police districts. The purpose of each Police Community Advisory Board is to develop and maintain a partnership between the community and the NOPD leadership in an effort to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life for all citizens through positive and open communication. The community advisory boards are a recommendation of the U.S. Department of Justice.
“Increasing the public’s trust and establishing open lines of communication to the NOPD is a critical component of each crime-fighting measure we have put forward,” said Mayor Landrieu. “We are working closely with the U.S. Department of Justice to ensure that the community is involved in our transformation of the NOPD, and these advisory boards can help ensure we are successful in establishing the highest standards for police accountability. This is an early success of our ongoing consent decree negotiations with the DOJ.”
The PCAB will facilitate interaction between the NOPD and a committee of diverse citizens from a wide section of the community and will provide comments, suggestions, and recommendations to the Superintendent of Police on department policies and procedures to ensure best practices are in place and operational.
In August 2010, Superintendent Serpas released his 65-point plan aimed at improving the NOPD’s crime fighting strategies, community relations, internal regulations on police department conduct and hiring practices. Point #35 of the plan calls for the establishment of the PCAB.
Chief Serpas said, “Strengthening the bond between the people of New Orleans and the officers who serve them has always been one of my primary goals. That relationship is invaluable, and the PCABs will enhance it. We’re going to make certain that the voices of the members of these boards are well heard.”
8th District PCAB Board Members: Kash Schriefer, Ken Caron, Commander Jeffrey Walls, Shaun McLain, Jon Kemp, Janice Foulks, Christine Donohoe, (Michael Roberts not pictured)
National Hurricane Preparedness Week- Get Informed, Get Prepared, Get Ready
--City of New Orleans site: http://www.nola.gov/ready/hurricane/
--National Weather Service site: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/
--Sign up for emergency alerts from the City of New Orleans at: http://www.nola.gov/ready/alert/
Recent Crime Videos Uploaded on You Tube
--Visit our You Tube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/NOPD8DIU
--Armed Robbery/Aggravated Battery, 800 block of Convention Center Blvd.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC85dDQ081E&list=UUSfqE1wp6aI-mVpqHIpKrxg&feature=share
Auctions in August Event Launched to Benefit NOPD Districts
"Auctions in August" is a silent auction Gulf Coast Bank hosts & facilitates for the entire month of August. Items are available for bidding at each of our 17 branches; as well as, online. The auction is open to everyone, bank employees, customers and the general public.
Please consider donating a gift certificate, unique gift, or priceless item that will attract bidders and help us raise funds for your favorite non-profit organization. Donors are able to choose which non-profit they would like 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their items to benefit.
Donors may select the NOPD 8th District as the recipient of proceeds from auctioned items; those proceeds will directly benefit the 8th District through its non-profit arm, COPS 8.
For more information, visit: http://www.gulfbank.com/aaAuctionsInAugust.asp
VoCal (Volunteers Can Lead) Program Seeks Volunteers for the 8th District
The Volunteers Can Lead (VoCal) Program offers residents the opportunity to volunteer their time and skills to assist the 8th District by providing tourist information for visitors at the Eighth District Station. For more information, visit: http://www.nola.gov/nopd/volunteer/.
Mayor Landrieu, Superintendent Serpas Welcome New Recruit Class
Upcoming Road Construction on Perdido Street
N.O. Mosquito and Termite Control Board Advises Residents to Protect Themselves From Mosquitoes
Personal Safety for Professional Home Visitors (NOPD Crime Prevention Unit)
Life Saving Click It or Ticket Mobilization Has Begun (Public Information Office)
May School Visits by 8th District Officers
Officer Dave Liang visits Good Shepherd School with NOPD horses. Officer Shereese Harper shows the “It’s Up to You” documentary to students at Kipp N.O. Leadership Academy. Special thanks to the GSS and Kipp staff!
For more info on the “It’s Up to You” Documentary, visit:
Register Your Surveillance Cameras with the NOPD
SafeCam NOLA is a NOPD initiative to enlist the help of community members in the fight against crime. Citizen-provided security camera footage is increasingly becoming an invaluable asset to NOPD, helping establish leads and identify perpetrators. By voluntarily registering your contact information with NOPD, detectives will know how to reach you if a crime occurs in the vicinity of your property.
Registering your information does not provide NOPD with direct access to your camera. NOPD will only contact you if they believe your camera could contain evidence relevant to a criminal investigation. Evidence provided by your camera could mean the difference between bringing a perpetrator to justice versus leaving a crime unsolved.
--To register your surveillance camera(s), visit: http://safecamnola.com/.
--Safe Cams 8 Link for Shopping for Security Cameras: http://safecas8cameraquestions.blogspot.com/
--VCC Guidelines: 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 email@example.com or 504-658-6722).
--Register at NOPD Headquarters, located at 715 South Broad Street, Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm.
Facebook, Nola Ready, Filming Notifications and COPS 8
--If you utilize social networking sites, follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Orleans-Police-8th-District/123444804371660.
--Sign up for NOLA Ready, the City’s emergency alert system, at: http://new.nola.gov/ready/.
--Sign Up for Filming Notifications at: http://www.filmneworleans.org/.
--Citizens Organization for Police Support of the 8th District (COPS 8), is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancement and improvement of the 8th Police District and its officers. If you would like to volunteer your time or donate, visit their website: http://www.cops8.org/.
--If you have a QOL complaint or concern, contact Officer Shereese Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org and Officer Dave Liang at email@example.com or 504-658-6722.
--If you would like more information on safety tips, presentations or would like us to participate in a community meeting or event, contact Sergeant Jonette Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-658-6722.
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: email@example.com