Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented its first in-person Breakfast Briefing in more than two years. The event, made free to the public by First Horizon Bank and held in downtown New Orleans, featured New Orleans Superintendent of Police Shaun D. Ferguson and Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph P. Lopinto III. Our moderator for the panel discussion was Jim Letten, partner at Butler Snow LLP and former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The event marked the third installment in BGR’s special Breakfast Briefing series on public safety.
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The panel explored a wide range of topics, which you can view by clicking the links below:
- The increase in local violent crime and what has contributed to it
- The importance of citizen participation to assist law enforcement agencies
- Current challenges recruiting and retaining officers
- Federal and state law enforcement partnerships as a “force multiplier”
- What would be the one resource they would want to have today
Following the panel discussion, our speakers engaged in an audience Q&A session with BGR’s president and CEO, Becky Mowbray.
The views expressed in this program are those of the speakers involved.
Did you miss the first two sessions? Click here to watch Lessons from the Data: Current Public Safety Trends and the Factors that Influence Them and Beyond Law Enforcement: Exploring Community-Based Strategies to Make New Orleans Safer. Lessons from the Data featured two experts who regularly analyze data trends in our criminal justice system and in the broader community. Beyond Law Enforcement brought together local and national experts discussing ways in which communities can take action to reduce violence and improve public safety.
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BGR Breakfast Briefings give citizens of metropolitan New Orleans the opportunity to hear experts and decision-makers discuss major public policy issues facing the local community. To find out about future Breakfast Briefings and receive notices about new BGR reports, other BGR events and more, sign up for our email list here. BGR thanks everyone who attended this event. Our Breakfast Briefings are free to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship of: