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Chief Weaver receives Key to the City for 46 years of Mardi Gras service

Mardi Gras Wrap-up Series

NEW ORLEANS - 3-18-2022  By Anne McKinley

For the past 46 years -- since 1976 -- Chief Earl Weaver, Jr. has performed an important job at the most crowded intersection in the City of New Orleans, during the busiest part of the Carnival season: providing security to the Gallier Hall area during parades.

While the crowds push against the barricades and the City's elected officials make speeches from the stands, Chief Weaver and his team of Reserve Division officers ensure that nobody gets hurt during the hubbub and that people and parades can safely move through the area.

In 1973, Weaver joined the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office as a deputy, rising to the rank of sergeant in 1975. The next year, then Sgt. Weaver, was asked by Sheriff Charles Foti and Mayor Moon Landrieu to provide security for the Gallier Hall area, and the six viewing stands that stretch from Gallier Hall to Lee Circle, half a mile away.

Rising to the occasion, Sgt. Weaver and OPSO Reserve officers provided security to local dignitaries and the public alike, performing their duties so well that Mayor Moon Landrieu issued a Letter of Commendation to Sgt. Weaver and requested that they expand their assistance the next year.

Since that time, the OPSO Reserve Division, under the command of Chief Weaver, have proudly served the Gallier Hall security program, with at least 20 reserve officers volunteering from the start of the first parade to the end of the last parade. They work tirelessly to ensure the safety of all in the tightly packed area.

This year, to commemorate his long service, Chief Weaver was awarded the Key to the City by Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the seventh New Orleans mayor to receive protection from Chief Weaver and his officers. Stopping the parade, Mayor Cantrell called Chief Weaver from his place in the street to thank him for his long service.

Congratulations to Chief Earl Weaver and the hard-working members of the OPSO Reserve Division.

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Photo by Commissioner Tenisha Stevens

Cheers all around for Chief Earl Weaver who received a Key to the City for decades of service at Gallier Hall and other Mardi Gras reviewing stands.


 

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Programs for Public Benefit

Young Marines

The OPSO chapter of the Young Marines is in partnership with the national Young Marines program. Youth under the age of 18 enroll for drill, games, field trips, and education.

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West Bank Major Crime Taskforce

Deputies assigned to this task force focusing on major crimes and narcotics enforcement on the West Bank.





United States Marshals Task Force

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.



Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)

DARE is a school-based drug awareness and prevention program for youth. OPSO’s main focus is sixth graders through high-school.

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Criminal Patrols

This program focuses on outstanding warrants for violent crimes. Persons wanted for violent crimes are targeted and arrested for public safety. This program is grant funded in partnership with the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and focuses on proactive crime prevention in high crime areas and the apprehension of wanted fugitives.

Day Reporting Center

The Day Reporting Center is a collaborative agreement between the New Orleans Sheriff Office and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. The New Orleans Day Reporting Center program strives...

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Transitional Workforce Center

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 TDC Transitional Workforce Facility.

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Low Literacy to GED  Educational Services

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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HIV Counseling and Testing

This program is in partnership with the Office of Public Health. All incoming arrestees are offered HIV testing upon arrival. A trained nurse is on hand to counsel the patient on the results. As a matter of course, arrestees...

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GED Testing Center

OPSO is a State of Louisiana Department of Education certified GED testing facility. We give a monthly GED test for the public, and test inmate students within secure facilities approximately every two months or as students are ready.

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Community Service

Inmates who are considered low risk and who wish to work for the public good are assigned to Community Service, where they perform a number of civic tasks. The Community Service Division also works in partnership with...

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Alcoholics Anonymous

This program is available to inmates in the House of Detention and the Warren McDaniels Transitional Workforce Center and will be expanding to other buildings as additional volunteers are gained. There is also a group...

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