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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

8th District News and Info: Mardi Gras and More!

February 20, 2014

- Mardi Gras Access Passes, Restrictions, Advisories, Safety Tips and Adopt a Cop Meal Program

- Safety Reminders When Travelling to the French Quarter

- Teens Arrested for CBD Robbery and Recent Crime Videos Uploaded on You Tube

- Safe Cams 8 (Surveillance Camera Database Used by 8th District) News Story

- NOPD Newsletter and Annual UCR Crime Report (Public Information Office)

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

- CBD Road Construction News Story

- Register Your Surveillance Cameras with the 8th District

- 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

 

Mardi Gras Access Passes, Restrictions, Advisories, Safety Tips and Adopt a Cop Meal Program

--City of New Orleans Website for Mardi Gras

http://www.nola.gov/city/mardi-gras/

--French Quarter Mardi Gras Access Passes

Passes are available to be picked up at the 8th District Station, located at 334 Royal Street. Residents should present an ID bearing their French Quarter address. Businesses should provide a typed letter bearing the businesses' letterhead with how many passes are needed. Employees should present a work ID or a check stub from their place of employment.

Under no circumstances will vehicular traffic be allowed to conflict with the progress of a parade or jeopardize the safety of pedestrians. Additionally, the pass does not authorize on-street parking.

--Traffic Restrictions

In dealing with festivities of this magnitude, the NOPD solicits the cooperation of the public, which is essential for a safe and orderly season. 

On Friday, February 28th through Tuesday, March 4th, from 6pm to 6am, the French Quarter will be closed to incoming vehicular traffic between Canal Street, North Rampart Street, Dumaine Street and Decatur Street. Officers will allow French Quarter residents, taxis, business personnel/patrons and hotel guests inside of that perimeter; however, entry does not authorize on-street parking.

Additionally, vehicular traffic will not be allowed to proceed across Bourbon Street, between Canal Street and St. Ann Street, during the above mentioned closures. Officers working this interior closure will allow employees, hotel guests and/or residents who reside within the interior closure to enter the block, as long as it is safe to do so.

Under no circumstances will vehicular traffic be allowed to conflict with the progress of a parade or jeopardize the safety of pedestrians.

--Mardi Gras Regulations

http://clicks.skem1.com/preview/?c=15553&g=12605&p=a72a455679325d6d706c91f620a8dbc7

--Mardi Gras Safety Tips (NOPD Crime Prevention Unit)

http://clicks.skem1.com/preview/?c=15553&g=12527&p=a72a455679325d6d706c91f620a8dbc7&utm_source=contactology&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MardiGrasSafetyTips%28NewOrleansPoliceDepartmentCrimePreventionUnit%29

--Adopt-a-Cop Meal Program That Provides Hot Meals for Officers During Mardi Gras Season

http://www.wwltv.com/news/consumer/Action-Report-Volunteers-Seek-Donations-To-Serve-Cops-Meals-During-Mardi-Gras-245225151.html

--News Stories

http://www.wwltv.com/entertainment/mardi-gras/Locals-get-ready-for-new-Mardi-Gras-rules-regulations-246266551.html

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/home/8422030-172/mayor-landrieu-details-mardi-gras

 

Safety Reminders When Travelling to the French Quarter

  • Personal property, including clothing, should not be left in unattended vehicles.  If no alternative depository is available, personal property should then be locked in the trunk of the vehicle prior to parking.
  • Prior to parking your vehicle on the street, ensure you are not attempting to park on the parade route, in a residential or restricted area, or blocking a driveway, crosswalk, fire hydrant, etc.
  • Make a note of where you parked, including street names and nearby landmarks.
  • Parking during special events is usually extremely limited, so it is strongly suggested citizens utilize carpools, taxicabs or other forms of public transportation.  Illegally parked vehicles are subject to be ticketed and towed. 
  • Spectators are cautioned against carrying large sums of money with them as persons who are adept at pick-pocketing seize the opportunity in crowded situations. 
  • Purses should be carried across the torso, but preferably, place important items in the front pocket.
  • 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.
  • Never leave drinks, food or property unattended.
  • Make sure your child knows his or her name, phone number and address. Write that information, along with the parent’s name on a piece of paper and place it in the child’s pocket, in case of separation.
  • Introduce children to a nearby officer, so they may know what uniform to look for and advise them to give the officer that information sheet, if they get lost.

 

Teens Arrested for CBD Robbery and Recent Crime Videos Uploaded on You Tube

Teens Arrested: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/02/nopd_arrests_four_young_teens.html#incart_river

Visit our page at: http://www.youtube.com/user/NOPD8DIU

 

Safe Cams 8 (Surveillance Camera Database Used by 8th District) News Story

Special thanks to Mr. Larry Lane and Mr. Robert Simms for their continued hard work on this initiative!!!!

http://www.wwltv.com/news/eyewitness/katiemoore/crimesurveillancealiveandwelldespitecitysdeadefforts-245454901.html

NOPD Newsletter and Annual UCR Crime Report (Public Information Office)

Newsletter

http://clicks.skem1.com/preview/?c=15553&g=12591&p=a72a455679325d6d706c91f620a8dbc7&utm_source=contactology&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NOPDNewsletter-January2014-PublicInformationOffice

Annual Uniform Crime Report: Murders in New Orleans Drop by Double Digits in 2013

http://clicks.skem1.com/preview/?c=15553&g=12475&p=a72a455679325d6d706c91f620a8dbc7&utm_source=contactology&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=AnnualUniformCrimeReport%3AMurdersinNewOrleansDropbyDoubleDigitsin2013%28NewOrleansPoliceDepartmentPublicInformationOffice%29

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/.   

CBD Road Construction News Story

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/construction-frustrates-some-in-cbd/24546686#mid=18312466

Register Your Surveillance Cameras with the 8th District

SafeCams8 is a public safety project of the French Quarter Management District (FQMD) in partnership with the New Orleans Police Department’s 8th District.

The goal of SafeCams8 is to develop a comprehensive list of all the privately owned video surveillance cameras in the 8th District that record activities occurring on a street or sidewalk. The list will allow the 8th District to expeditiously contact a camera owner or operator when police access to a camera's footage is needed to solve a crime or facilitate an investigation.

Participation in SafeCams8 is voluntary. There is no obligation to maintain a camera's video surveillance capability or to provide video footage to the NOPD.

To register your surveillance camera(s), visit: http://fqmd.org/safecams8-nopdfix.html.  If a camera owner or operator would prefer to send the SafeCams8 registration information to the 8th District by email instead, please email the information to bwshubert@nola.gov.

If you are considering installing cameras and need some advice or would like more information on SafeCams8, send an email to Robert Simms at robertsimms@cox.net  or Larry Lane at safecams8@aol.com.

Safe Cams 8 Link for Shopping for Security Cameras and VCC Regulations: http://safecas8cameraquestions.blogspot.com/ and 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: 3/19/2014 6:27:11 PM

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