NOPD Task Forces Diminished, Consolidated

Mar 26, 2015

The City of New Orleans has announced new efforts to improve safety in the French Quarter, including deploying half of the NOPD’s special task force – eight officers – to that neighborhood each day. Robert Morris of Uptown Messenger recently reported for the Gambit on the status of NOPD task force work city-wide. Different from platoons who respond to calls, and from detectives, the task force officers play a specific role in law enforcement.

Morris says a city-wide, consolidated task force leaves fewer officers in their home districts for targeted, preventative work. He spoke with WWNO News Director Eve Troeh.