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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NOPD 8th District News and Info

June 05, 2014

 

- NOPD Recruitment Event, Saturday, June 7

- French Market Tomato Festival, June 7 and June 8

- National WWII Museum D-Day 70th Anniversary Events

- NONPACC Meeting, Thursday, June 12

- 8th District Police Community Advisory Board Meeting, Thursday, June 12

- 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

- Police Steeds on Bourbon Street Are Their Own Attraction

- Mayor Landrieu Joins First Lady Michelle Obama to Announce Campaign to End Homelessness Among Veterans

- Hurricane Season: Get Informed, Get Prepared, Get Ready

- CPTED: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Tips

- 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

NOPD Recruitment Event, Saturday, June 7

http://clicks.skem1.com/preview/?c=15553&g=14871&p=e6c556f64e68e2f35f877a7280f173e2&utm_source=contactology&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=RecruitmentEventJune7th

Chief Serpas: Momentum Picking Up Steam, A Lot of Candidates Coming In - WWLTV

http://www.wwltv.com/eyewitness-morning-news/Chief-Serpas-Momentum-picking-up-steam-a-lot-of-candidates-coming-in-261668831.html

French Market Tomato Festival, June 7 and June 8

http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/festivals/culinaryfestivals/creoletomatofestival.html

National WWII Museum D-Day 70th Anniversary Events

http://dday70.org/events/

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, visit: http://www.citizens8.org/.

--For more information on the PCAB program, visit: http://clicks.skem1.com/preview/?c=15553&g=15021&p=dca14a3faa98b5e9a799d037a3dd0b75.

--If you would like to apply for the 8th District’s PCAB, visit: http://www.nola.gov/neighborhood-engagement/projects/new-orleans-police-community-advisory-board-(pcab)/

8th District PCAB Board Members: Kash Schriefer, Ken Caron, Commander Jeffrey Walls, Shaun McLain, Jon Kemp, Janice Foulks, Christine Donahoe, (Michael Roberts not pictured)

Recent Crime Videos Uploaded on You Tube

--Visit our You Tube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/NOPD8DIU

--Armed Robbery, Burgundy and Governor Nicholls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4_obzCYUcU&feature=share&list=UUSfqE1wp6aI-mVpqHIpKrxg

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 their 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/.   

Police Steeds on Bourbon Street Are Their Own Attraction

http://nola14.nytimes-institute.com/2014/05/29/bourbon-street-police-horses-are-an-attraction/

Mayor Landrieu Joins First Lady Michelle Obama to Announce Campaign to End Homelessness Among Veterans

http://clicks.skem1.com/preview/?c=15553&g=15125&p=e6c556f64e68e2f35f877a7280f173e2

Hurricane Season: Get Informed, Get Prepared, Get Ready

http://www.nola.gov/ready/hurricane/

CPTED: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Tips

--CPTED is defined as “the proper design and effective use of the built environment that can lead to a reduction in fear and incidence of crime and an improvement in quality of life”.  It incorporates principles from planning, architecture, landscape architecture, law enforcement and engineers.  It emphasizes the physical environment, behavior of people, productive use of space and crime/loss prevention.

CPTED Principles

--Target Hardening is one of the most obvious and prevalent means to prevent crime, by making the target physically difficult to penetrate.  Examples include locks, reinforced walls, bars and shrubs. 

--Landscaping defines territory, controls access and creates ownership.  When deciding on landscaping, you should check the plant species, size, dimension and opacity.  Landscaping must be maintained and should not obstruct the area’s natural surveillance.

--Fencing and Walls add security, delineate property, offer privacy and create barriers; but also should allow transparency for surveillance, be unobtrusive and create a sense of community.

--Lighting for Safety Lighting helps people observe their surroundings and respond to a potential threat.  Poor lighting, whether too bright or too dim, can diminish safety.  The quality of lighting is as important as the amount of lighting.  Proper lighting deters, discourages and prevents crime, disables the criminal element and allows for the detection of those seeking to be concealed.  Exterior lighting should have an unbreakable exterior, tamper proof hardware and be properly maintained. 

(Presented by the National Institute for Crime Prevention)

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 jrwilliams@nola.gov  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 srharper@nola.gov  and Officer Dave Liang at dliang@nola.gov 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 jrwilliams@nola.gov 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: 311@nola.gov

 
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Last updated: 12/15/2014 2:18:48 PM

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