Public Safety

‘They fear no consequences.’ NOPD chief, JPSO sheriff talk about crime spike, recruitment efforts

By Michelle Hunter

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

May 12, 2022

Recruiting and keeping police officers remains a huge challenge for area law enforcement agencies, and will continue to be...

BGR Convenes Speaker Series on Public Safety

May 12, 2022

As residents throughout the New Orleans area have expressed concern about crime, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented...

A View from the Top: Insights on Law Enforcement in Orleans and Jefferson

May 12, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented its first in-person Breakfast Briefing in more than two years. The...

Jefferson Parish voters approve new property tax increase for Sheriff’s Office pay raises

By Michelle Hunter

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 30, 2022

Jefferson Parish residents voted Saturday to approve a 7-mill property tax increase that will generate an additional $28 million...

Researchers back JPSO tax proposition

By Newell Normand

Source: WWL Radio

April 26, 2022

Rebecca Mowbray and Paul Rioux of the Bureau of Government Research joined Newell to discuss why the JPSO tax...

JPSO proposes tax increase to help with staffing issues

By Britney Dixon

Source: WGNO

April 23, 2022

On the ballot for the April 30 election is a tax proposal from Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. “We were...

BGR Analyzes Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Tax on the April 30 Ballot

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

April 22, 2022

NEW ORLEANS — From the Bureau of Governmental Research: BGR has released a new report titled “On the Ballot:...

Beyond Law Enforcement: Exploring Community-Based Strategies to Make New Orleans Safer

April 22, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented the second session of its special Breakfast Briefing series on public...

BGR Hosts Virtual Discussion on Public Safety

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

April 21, 2022

NEW ORLEANS — On Friday, April 22, the Bureau of Governmental Research will host a virtual “breakfast briefing” on...

Jefferson Parish voters set to decide on millage increase to fund sheriff’s office hiring, raises

By David Jones

Source: FOX 8

April 21, 2022

When Jefferson Parish voters head to the ballot box on Saturday, April 30, they’ll decide on a potential millage...