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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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8th District News and Info: Holiday Events and Safety Tips, Bayou Classic, Crime Videos and More!

November 25, 2013

- Holiday Safety Tips

- Bayou Classic Events and Thanksgiving Day Parade

- Recent Crime Videos Uploaded on You Tube and Other Crime News

- NOPD Recruit Class Graduation

- Christmas, New Orleans Style

- 8th District Substation Dedication News Stories

- Register Your Surveillance Cameras with the 8th District

- Register Your Bicycle with the NOPD

- Facebook, Nola Ready, Filming Notifications and COPS 8 – How You Can Help

- No Stopping Zones on Royal, Bourbon and Iberville Streets

- 311 Complaint Line


Holiday Safety Tips

NOPD Crime Prevention - "Black Friday" Safety Tips

Additional Holiday Safety Tips:

  • Never leave your purse or wallet unattended, even for just a moment.
  • Never leave your children alone in a store or automobile.
  • Make sure your children know to find a police officer or security guard in the event they become lost and know their address and telephone number.
  • Carry a cell phone with you for use in case of emergency.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be mindful of strangers who approach you. During this time of year “con artists” attempt to distract shoppers with the intention of taking their money or belongings.
  • Park as close to the store or mall as possible in a well-lit area.
  • Avoid leaving any visible packages, presents, or valuables inside of your vehicle. Secure these items in the trunk.
  • Always lock your vehicle.
  • Have your keys ready before walking to your vehicle and avoid fumbling with packages. Often criminals view this as an opportune time to victimize you.
  • Be cautious of who you make aware of your vacation plans.
  • Make your home appear to be “lived in” by having a neighbor or friend collect your newspapers and mail.
  • Use an automatic timer to control interior and exterior lights if you go out of town.
  • Avoid placing your tree or presents in a front window. Not only do they make tempting targets, they limit your ability to see outside.
  • Avoid placing decorations over windows or peep holes thereby limiting your ability to see outside.
  • Do not advertise what you received for Christmas. Tear up your boxes before you put them out as trash.

Bayou Classic and Thanksgiving Day Parade


It is strongly suggested that individuals planning on traveling to the French Quarter area consider utilizing carpools, taxicabs or public transportation.   Motorists should also pay very close attention to parking signage, as illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and towed.

--Thanksgiving Day Parade:

This year's Thanksgiving Day parade begins at 3:30pm on Thursday, November 28 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and ends at the French Market.

Recent Crime Videos Uploaded to You Tube and Other Crime News

--The Verge News Story on Surveillance Cameras:

--Visit our You Tube page at:

--Armed Robbery:

--Shoplifting, 1100 block of Decatur:

--Battery, 600 block of North Rampart:

--Business Burglary, 700 block of Royal:

--Armed Robbery, Dauphine and St. Louis (sketch):

NOPD Recruit Class Graduation

On November 22nd, 23 members of Recruit Class #169 graduated from the New Orleans Police Department’s Training Academy.  Class #169 is the second recruit class that had to meet the higher standards of having at least 60 hours of college credits, or the equivalent of two years of full service in the military.

Christmas, New Orleans Style

--Canal Street Lighting on November 26th:

--Christmas in the Warehouse District, beginning November 30th:

--Santa Paws Event on December 1st:

--Holiday Events Around New Orleans:

8th District Substation Dedication News Stories

Register Your Surveillance Cameras with the 8th District

--Fox 8 Story:

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:  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

If you are considering installing cameras and need some advice or would like more information on SafeCams8, send an email to Robert Simms at  or Larry Lane at

Safe Cams 8 Link for Shopping for Security Cameras and VCC Regulations: and

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  or 504-239-0356)

--Register at NOPD Headquarters, located at 715 South Broad Street, Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm.

Facebook, Nola Ready, Filming Notifications and COPS 8- How You Can Help

--If you utilize social networking sites, follow us on Facebook at:

--Sign up for NOLA Ready, the City’s emergency alert system, at:

--Sign Up for Filming Notifications at:

--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:

--If you have a QOL complaint or concern, contact Officer Shereese Harper at or 504-218-6117 and Officer Dave Liang at or 504-376-6637.

--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 or 504-239-0356.

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:

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Last updated: 11/25/2013 4:05:54 PM

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