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WPBTiger
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New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
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The city’s sense of security has been shaken. A recent survey by the Crime Coalition showed that the percentage of residents who feel safe dropped from 57 percent last year to 35 percent this year.


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PANO President Capt. Michael Glasser has been sounding the alarm on dwindling troop strength for months.

“Absolutely we're in a staffing crisis,” Glasser said. “We have a catastrophic shortfall.”

Since the beginning of 2020, the number of officers hired compared to those who left shows a trend going in the wrong direction. Records from the NOPD and Civil Service show 58 officers added last year, while 96 left, a net loss of 38 officers.


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The situation has grown worse this year, with 27 recruits hired, but 78 out the door, a loss of 51. That puts the force at about 1,100, with more than 100 at any one time on desk duty, out sick, in the academy or on military leave. That leaves the city more than 500 officers short of its longstanding goal of 1,600.

“It was 1,200 before all the pandemic stuff hit and it has gone down since then,” said Donovan Livaccari, attorney for the Fraternal Order of Police.


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Civil Service records obtained exclusively by WWL-TV show another alarming trend: Throughout the past 18 months, dozens of the officers who have left have less than six years on the force, many citing “better job” or “dissatisfaction” as the reason in their exit forms. That's alarming not just because of the number of officers lost, but because each one represents the loss of a fresh investment by the city of more than $60,000 for their hiring and training.

WWL-TV tracked down some of those officers who left and found that many did not leave law enforcement. They just took their NOPD training and went to work as cops in neighboring parishes.


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jkylejohnson
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
“Nothing stops a bullet like a job “

-LaDindu Cantrell


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High C
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viewing the fall....
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
How could this happen?


geauxtigers87
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
Everything you love about new orleans is because of black people


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tzimme4
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
Guess this means Jazzfest is cancelled


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blzr
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
Hmm wonder who runs this city and what the majority of voters are


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LSUSkip
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
you get what you vote for.


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G The Tiger Fan
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
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The city’s sense of security has been shaken.


The murder rate has been insanely high for decades.


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bird35
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
I wouldn’t do that job for $150,000, and they probably pay less than $45,000.



Bottom9
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
That's too bad


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Chrome
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
Well hell, the dems wanted to defend the police, at least they are getting their wish.


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Smeg
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
Garbage city for garbage people


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CharlesLSU
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
Let. It. Burn.


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Ed Osteen
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TheHarahanian
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Duh
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage

Fortunately, the people of New Orleans are a hard working, law abiding bunch, so everything will work out just fine.


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East Coast Band
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
Just imagine how many teachers would stay around if their lives were threatened every day, their funds were depleted, and Predidents, Governors, and mayors villified them.


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QuietTiger
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
I can take care of myself.
How about this dumb bitch repainting to stripes and such on the streets? If it's on the Fed's, i'm sure the money was given.
These tourist don't know where they are going to begin with. Soccer Mom's can't be helped.


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Nado Jenkins83
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
Why report it then? Now the crims know they got you outnumbered


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fatboydave
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Fat boy land
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
Less police brutality, right?


tigerinthebueche
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: New Orleans police facing 'catastrophic' officer shortage
According to the NO residents who post here, it’s not a big deal as long as you go to uptown and to local bars.

Oh and crime isn’t bad cause they’ve never experienced it.


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