Public Safety

BGR Presents Virtual Briefing About Future of N.O. Policing

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

September 2, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research will present a virtual breakfast briefing about the future of New...

Council members begin process to renew French Quarter sales tax for state trooper patrols

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 16, 2020

Members of the New Orleans City Council on Thursday initiated the process to renew a quarter percent sales tax...

Community meeting about the rise of crime in Uptown informative and contentious

By Sue Strachan

Source: Uptown Messenger

January 15, 2020

Having your car broken into via smashed windows has become the new normal in New Orleans. On Tuesday, Jan....

BGR Analyzes Past New Orleans Budgets to Guide Funding Priorities

October 3, 2019

Today, BGR releases A Look Back to Plan Ahead: Analyzing Past New Orleans Budgets to Guide Funding Priorities. The report...

Teens, ages 14 and 16, killed in fiery crash into Broadmoor salon ID’d by coroner

By Emily Lane

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 3, 2019

A 14-year-old and 16-year old were killed March 20 when the car they were in crashed into a Broadmoor...

Here’s the new NOPD police chief’s plans for the future

By Heath Allen

Source: WDSU

March 28, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson is laying out his plans for the police department’s future...

NOPD Chief Optimistic About Department’s Future

By Eileen Fleming

Source: WWNO

March 27, 2019

New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson delivered an optimistic assessment Wednesday of the department he’s led since mid-January. Chief...

NOPD’s New Chief Shares His Vision for a Safer New Orleans

March 27, 2019

The New Orleans Police Department’s new superintendent, Shaun Ferguson, presented at a BGR Breakfast Briefing on his vision and...

NOPD faces ‘structural deficit’ from pay raises, overtime: Cantrell

By Greg LaRose

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

June 15, 2018

To provide New Orleans police officers with a pay raise starting in 2018, former Mayor Mitch Landrieu tapped into an initial...

Covington police chief honored

By The Advocate

Source: The Advocate

May 17, 2018

Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz has been selected to receive the Bureau of Governmental Research’s Excellence in Government 2018...