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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

U.S. Attorney Polite Announces Local Events in Honor of National Community Policing Week

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced today that his Office will observe National Community Policing Week through the following special events:


Event:                                       New Orleans Police Department/Youth Basketball Game

Location:                                KIPP Central City Academy

                                                      2514 Third Street

                                                      New Orleans, LA 70113

Time:                                         12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Participating Agencies:    United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

                                                      New Orleans Police Department

                                                      KIPP New Orleans Schools



Event:                                       Law Enforcement Meet and Greet

                                                      Body-Worn Camera Seminar

Location:                                Joe W. Brown Memorial Park

                                                      5601 Read Boulevard

                                                      New Orleans, LA 70127

Time:                                          5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Meet and Greet) (Shelter #1);

                                                      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Seminar) (Recreation Center)

Participating Agencies:     United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

                                                      Federal Bureau of Investigation

                                                      Drug Enforcement Administration

                                                      Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

                                                      United States Marshals Office

                                                      New Orleans Police Department

 In addition to the law enforcement "Meet and Greet," representatives from the New Orleans Police Department will be holding a "Body-Worn Cameras" seminar that is open to the public. Evidence    indicates that body-worn cameras help strengthen accountability and transparency, reducing community complaints, and can assist in de-escalating conflicts. There will be a short question and answer session, and attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the technology.

President Obama designated the week of October 2 – 8, 2016, as National Community Policing Week, with a mission to build on the Obama’s Administration engagement with law enforcement and other members of the community to implement key recommendations from the 21st Century Policing Task Force Report. Community policing is a public safety philosophy based on partnership and cooperation between law enforcement and the communities that they are sworn to protect. At the center of community policing is the idea that all members of the community, both officer and civilian, have a stake in the safety of their neighborhoods where they live and work.

Community Outreach
Updated October 4, 2016