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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NOPD 8th District News and Info

June 20, 2014

 

- Community Anti-Crime Walk on Wednesday, June 25

- 8th District Police Community Advisory Board Seeks Applicants

- Crime News and Videos Uploaded on You Tube

- Street Robbery: What the Offender Typically Looks For

- Safety Tips When Travelling (NOPD Crime Prevention Unit)

- Entergy Warns National Utility Bill Scam Has Made Its Way to Louisiana (Times Picayune)

- Auctions in August Event Launched to Benefit NOPD Districts

- VoCal (Volunteers Can Lead) Program Seeks Volunteers for the 8th District

- Update on Road Construction Across the City (NO Advocate)

- Development Planned for Land Around Convention Center (FOX8)

- 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

Community Anti-Crime Walk on Wednesday, June 25

Join Commander Walls and members of the Eighth District for our Community Crime Walk on Wednesday, June 25 at 6pm, We will begin at Elysian Fields and Dauphine, proceed on Dauphine to Mandeville, to North Rampart, to St. Roch, to Burgundy, ending at Elysian Fields and Burgundy.

The community walks provide you with an opportunity to meet and interact with the police that serve your area and spread the message that the police and community stand together in our efforts to combat violence. As we walk, we provide vital Crimestoppers information and leaflets to citizens we encounter. The walk is held simultaneously in all police districts to show solidarity of our effort throughout the police department.

If you want us to walk in your neighborhood or have suggestions for where we should walk in the upcoming months, email them to Sergeant Jonette Williams at jrwilliams@nola.gov. Photos from previous walks can be seen on our Facebook page, New Orleans Police 8th District.

8th District Police Community Advisory Board Seeks Applicants

--Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2014; 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)/

--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.

Crime News and Videos Uploaded on You Tube

--Former Harrah’s Casino Dealer Arrested for Cheating and Swindling: http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/former-harrahs-blackjack-dealer-sought-in-cheating-swindling-case-arrested/26573660?tru=1npkK#mid=19245367

--Suspects Arrested for Shooting on Canal Street: http://www.wwltv.com/news/crime/NOPD-makes-arrests-in-French-Quarter-shooting-263916041.html

--Suspect Sought for Armed Robbery in the Marigny (NOPD Public Information Office): http://clicks.skem1.com/preview/?c=15553&g=15623&p=e6c556f64e68e2f35f877a7280f173e2&utm_source=contactology&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SuspectSoughtforMarignyRobbery-PublicInformationOffice

--Auto Burglary, 800 block of Union Street: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKBRgwHhJ7Q&list=UUSfqE1wp6aI-mVpqHIpKrxg&feature=share

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

Street Robbery: What the Offender Typically Looks For

Street robbers search for victims who appear to have valuables, as well as those who appear to be the most vulnerable. Offenders also look for victims who seem unaware of their immediate surroundings. Pedestrians who look lost, are using a cell phone, are rummaging through their bags or listening to MP3 players might appear less alert and more vulnerable to street robbers than other people. Street robberies also tend to be more opportunistic and occur in more open and less predictable environments. (Excerpt from Street Robbery by K. Monk, J. Heinonen and J. Eck)

How to Lessen the Likelihood of Being Victimized

  • Be mindful of your surroundings and remember the address of your final destination.
  • Remember where you parked your car and park near the entrance or exit, if possible.
  • As you walk, look for landmarks, such as an open business that you may be able to retreat to, in case of emergency.
  • Walk confidently, with a purpose.
  • Travel in groups or pairs, whenever possible.
  • 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.
  • Be cautious when interacting with strangers.
  • Never leave drinks, food or property unattended.
  • Purses should be carried across the torso or on the shoulder, clutched tightly next to the torso.
  • When traveling without a purse, place important items in the front pocket.
  • If you observe anything suspicious or out of the ordinary, notify the police.

Safety Tips When Travelling (NOPD Crime Prevention Unit)

http://clicks.skem1.com/preview/?c=15553&g=15499&p=e6c556f64e68e2f35f877a7280f173e2&utm_source=contactology&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TravelCrimePreventionTips%28NewOrleansPoliceDepartmentCrimePreventionUnit%29

Entergy Warns National Utility Bill Scam Has Made Its Way to Louisiana (Times Picayune)

http://www.nola.com/business/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/06/entergy_warns_against_national.html#incart_river

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/.   

Update on Road Construction Across the City (NO Advocate)

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/home/9236224-172/city-officials-to-drivers-buckle

Development Planned for Land Around Convention Center (FOX8)

 http://www.fox8live.com/story/25788059/development-planned-for-land-around-convention-center

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: 10/29/2014 1:36:53 PM

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