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SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS READY FOR MARDI GRAS

NEW ORLEANS - 2-18-2017

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The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is ready for Mardi Gras. As they do every year, OPSO personnel will have an active role in protecting the public during Carnival.

Booking Bus

The OPSO Booking Bus opened in the French Quarter this weekend. It will be in the French Quarter next Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well. The booking bus is a convenient place for officers to bring arrestees, so that the officers can quickly get back to patrolling the streets of the French Quarter.

The OPSO booking bus will be staffed by deputies and a nurse who will start the intake and medical screening process. After an initial screening, arrestees will be placed in vans and transported to the OPSO intake center to complete the booking process.

OPSO Mounted Patrol Division

Starting Wednesday, Feb. 22, mounted patrol officers and their horses will be providing security along the St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street parade routes for night time parades. That same day, a second group of mounted Other mounted patrol officers will be providing mounted security along Bourbon Street. They will be at these locations through Mardi Gras Day.

To mark the end of the 2017 Mardi Gras season, the OPSO mounted patrol officers will join their law enforcement counterparts for the traditional close of Mardi Gras at midnight on Fat Tuesday.

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Operation Lost Kids

Starting Saturday, Feb. 25, the OPSO Special Reserve Deputy Unit will open the Operation Lost Kids booth at St. Charles Avenue and Toledano Street. Special reserve deputies provide this public service in conjunction with the NOPD Juvenile Division which has safety booths at St. Charles and Napoleon Avenue and St. Charles and Jackson Avenue.

The Operation Lost Kids booth fills a gap in this family friendly parade viewing section. A total of 20 special reserve deputies will staff the booth next Saturday through Mardi Gras Day.

Here is the schedule for the Operations Lost Kids booth:

Feb. 25

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Feb. 26

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Feb. 27

5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Feb. 28

9 a.m. to conclusion of truck parades





 

OPSO Hosts Police Cyclist Training Course

NEW ORLEANS - 1-25-2017

Class instruction led by OPSO Deputy certified by the International Police Mountain Bike Association

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The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office this week is hosting a four-day police cyclist training course for 40 bicycle officers from ten law enforcement agencies, including local agencies as well as agencies from Michigan and Texas.

The course, which is sanctioned by the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA), consists of classroom instruction at the Sheriff's Office, drills at the Smoothie King Center and extended bike rides around the City of New Orleans.

Lead instructor for the IPMBA course is OPSO Deputy Stanley Cosper, Sr. "Cyclist on patrol enhances public safety, without question," Deputy Cosper said. "Bikes allow officers to respond more quickly. They also encourage communication and interaction with the public."

Attending the course are police cyclists from the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, St. John Parish Sheriff's Office, the New Orleans Police Department, Port of New Orleans Harbor Police Department, the Superdome Public Safety Department, police departments at Southern University at New Orleans, Dillard University and Tulane University; Richland Hills (Texas) Police Department, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police Department in Battle Creek, Michigan.


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OPSO also participates in US Marshal task force activities, focusing on the apprehension of violent criminals in the Greater New Orleans Area and monitors registered sex offenders in Orleans Parish.



The Great Body Shop

The Great Body Shop program is a school-based program which covers drug prevention, health, bullying, emergency situations, nutrition, and other topics for youth from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Materials and training are available from OPSO.

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This program is in partnership with Harmony House and provides non-custodial parents a safe drop-off and/or visitation area.

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OPSO maintains the Orleans Parish Juvenile Curfew Center in conjunction with the New Orleans Police Department. Youth under the age of 18 are brought to the facility when they violate City of New Orleans curfew laws and are held in a non-secure environment until a parent or guardian arrives for them.

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This program is in partnership with the State of Louisiana Victims Assistance Board and provides limited funding and assistance to elderly or non-elderly victims of crime.

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Department of Corrections inmates who have eighteen months or less and a suitable record can end their sentence in the work release program at the Warren McDaniels Transitional Workforce Facility.

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This program is in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections and provides job training, counseling, and drug treatment services to DOC inmates who are within at least three months and no more than eighteen months of their transitional work program (TWP) eligibility date, or their good time release date.

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This program is available to inmates in Conchetta, the South White Street Female Facility and the Warren McDaniels Transitional Workforce Center and will be expanding to other buildings as additional volunteers are gained.

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These services are provided by our educational partners, the Orleans Parish Public Schools’ Alternative Learning Institute (South White Street Female Facility, juveniles held as adults, House of Detention, and Orleans Parish Prison)...

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This program is in partnership with the Louisiana Commission for Law Enforcement and will shortly be introduced at the South White Street Female Facility. Female inmates will receive intensive drug treatment counseling and educational services.

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