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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City of New Orleans announces selection of Police Community Advisory Boards

November 08, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans announced the selection of 56 citizen volunteers to serve on Police Community Advisory Boards (PCAB) for each of the eight New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) districts.

The seven-member advisory boards will be trained by the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service on conducting community meetings, submitting recommendations and complaints to the NOPD and implementing action plans. The community advisory boards are a recommendation of the Department of Justice.

The goal of the new advisory boards is to better foster communication between residents and the NOPD and to provide feedback and recommendations on safety and quality-of-life issues.

“As part of the consent decree to oversee transformation of our police department, we’ve worked closely with the Department of Justice to ensure open lines of communication between residents and NOPD,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “We’re committed to creating a world-class police department, and these advisory boards will help us ensure that the public is involved every step of the way.”

Mayor Landrieu’s Neighborhood Engagement Office coordinated the selection process with community and NOPD leaders for the initial PCAB members, who will serve a 1-year term and meet at least once each quarter.

“It’s incredibly encouraging to know that these board members sincerely care about the community’s relationship with the police department, and are volunteering their personal time and effort to discussing issues in their neighborhoods, and working with police to arrive at possible solutions,” Chief Serpas said. “I want to thank each board member in advance for strengthening the bond between the community and the officers who serve them.”

Today, PCAB members will attend orientation led by the Department of Justice, NOPD and the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office.

PCAB members are:

District 1

  • Brian Opert
  • Fay Wursteisen Harris
  • Wesley Ware
  • Chaseray Griffin
  • Beth Nielsen
  • Valerie Bouldin
  • Dorothy Clary

District 2

  • David A. Mintz
  • Linda Roussel
  • Nancy MacKenzie
  • Hope G. Meyer
  • Eric French Sr.
  • Ron Gubits
  • Gabriela Barnetzer

District 3

  • Michael J.Taylor
  • Randon Johnson
  • Deon E. Haywood
  • Cathy Boutte
  • Lee Charles Williams
  • Rev. Lionel Davis Sr.
  • James T. Hannan

District 4

  • Val P. Exnicios
  • Bryon Cornelison
  • Beryl G. Ragas
  • Kenneth E. Pickering
  • Julius Lee
  • Jermaine Lewis
  • Candace Reed

District 5

  • Aziza Landrum
  • Greg A. Beaman
  • Reggie Lawson
  • Ava de Montagne
  • Kim P. Ford
  • Valerie Butler
  • Henry Irvin Sr.

District 6

  • James F. McDuffie
  • Karen Chabert
  • Theophilus Moore
  • Charmaine Fox Baker
  • Peter Bennett
  • Kelley E. Bagayoko
  • Ronald McCoy

District 7

  • Frank A. Spears
  • Calvin Lopes
  • Lisa M. Ambose
  • Kelly Brossette-Desmond
  • Era N. Gay
  • Janeene Gerhold
  • Norris Henderson

District 8

  • Michael Roberts
  • Janice T. Foulks
  • Jon Kemp
  • Christina K. Donahoe
  • Kalen Wright
  • Kenneth Caron
  • Shaun McLain

The advisory boards will work to:

  • Maintain a consistent partnership between the community and law enforcement;
  • Serve to help reduce crime and enhance the quality of life for all citizens;
  • Help community groups share responsibility for police accountability and the commitment to serve;
  • Create processes to help address issues of bias-based policing;
  • Improve interaction between police and citizens through education and training;
  • Assist law enforcement in helping to maintain police standards for accountability; and
  • Strengthen and ensure the application of equal protection under the law for all citizens.
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