public safety

Nadra Eniz, aka Captain Black, founder of The Captain Black Street Patrol.
Thomas Walsh / The Listening Post

Earlier this year Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a $40 million investment in public safety. That money’s being spent on things like surveillance cameras, brighter LED fixtures in the French Quarter, and 300 squad cars for the NOPD. 

This got the crew of The Listening Post thinking about how effective those investments are and whether people feel safe in their city. We asked: 

1. How safe are you feeling as you move around New Orleans these days? Where do you feel safe in the city? What places do you try to avoid or tell others to avoid?

The New Orleans City Council will be hearing amendments today on the next budget. One would beef up the 911 dispatch center.

Erin Krall / WWNO

Every month, New Orleans police file crime statistics with the federal government. These numbers turn into lists of the nation’s most violent cities, and those lists impact factors from economic development to residents’ sense of safety. The Sunday edition of the Times-Picayune and Nola.com features reporting from John Simerman and Gordon Russell on these stats.

Kenner officials say the city's vehicle inspection station has begun accepting credit cards and debit cards for payment.

Officials of the city in suburban New Orleans said there is no additional charge to use plastic to pay for annual inspections to receive a city brake tag.

The tags cost $10 and are good for 1 year.