NEW ORLEANS, LA— Today, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison announced a realignment of the NOPD senior leadership team. The move places veteran officers with significant law enforcement experience in key leadership roles that position the NOPD for success.
“From the top down, we are committed to improving our relationship with our residents and working every day to ensure that every neighborhood in New Orleans is a safe neighborhood,” said NOPD Interim Superintendent Michael Harrison. “I am confident that the NOPD has the best senior leadership team in place to accomplish this goal.”
The following personnel changes are effective immediately:
Daryl Albert, who is currently serving as Deputy Superintendent of Field Operations Bureau will be appointed Deputy Superintendent of Investigation and Support Bureau. Albert has been with the NOPD for over 20 years and has served as Deputy Superintendent of Field Operations Bureau, managing day-to-day operations since July 2011. Previously, Albert served in various leadership positions throughout the NOPD including, Commander of the Second Police District, Commander of Special Operations Division and Assistant Commander of the Eighth Police District. Albert received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management from Concordia University in 2006 and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Southern University New Orleans in 2014. He is a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the St. Augustine High School Men’s Mentoring Club.
Robert Bardy, who is currently serving as Commander of the Sixth Police District, will be appointed Deputy Superintendent of Field Operations Bureau. Bardy has been with the NOPD for over 40 years and has served as the Commander of the Sixth Police District since April 2006. Previously, Bardy served in various leadership positions throughout the NOPD including, Commander of the Seventh Police District, Platoon Sergeant of the Narcotics Section of the Criminal Investigations Bureau and Platoon Commander of the Drug Enforcement Task Force assigned to the Department of Justice. Over the years, Bardy has received numerous service awards including the Bureau of Governmental Research Award for Excellence in Innovation and the Charles E. Dunbar, Jr. Career Service Award in 2013. Bardy received a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1974.
Lieutenant Ronnie Stevens, who is currently serving as District Investigative Unit Commander in the First District, will be appointed Commander of the Sixth District. Stevens has been with the NOPD for over 17 years and has served as District Investigative Unit Commander in the First District since November 2012. Stevens has a diverse record of service in the NOPD, including stints in the Seventh District Investigative Unit, the Special Operations Division Tactical Unit and the Bomb Squad and Marine Unit. Stevens received an Associate’s degree in General Studies in 1988 and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences in 2010.
Lieutenant Lawrence Dupree, who is currently serving as District Investigative Unit Commander in the Seventh District, will be appointed as Commander of the Seventh District. Dupree has been with the NOPD for over 14 years and has served as the District Investigative Unit Commander since 2012. Previously, Dupree served in various leadership positions including, Detective Sergeant of the First District’s Investigative Unit Persons’ Crimes Section where he managed major criminal investigations and Community Coordinator in the Seventh District. Throughout his law enforcement career, Dupree has attended numerous trainings and developmental leadership courses including, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, IACP Leadership in Police Organizations, and Regional Counter Drug Training Academy Interview and Interrogation training. Dupree received an Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2006.
Below is the list of all NOPD District Commanders:
Otha Sandifer, First District
Paul Noel, Second District
Gary Marchese, Third District
Shaun Ferguson, Fourth District
Chris Goodly, Fifth District
Ronnie Stevens, Sixth District
Lawrence Dupree, Seventh District
Jeff Walls, Eighth District