Public Safety 

Bike & Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee added to City Councilimage

The New Orleans City Council voted unanimously today to establish a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory Committee, as proposed by Transportation and Airport Committee chairman Jared Brossett. moreThe committee will provide recommendations to the council pertaining to transportation safety concerns in accordance with the Vision Zero policy the council adopted in October 2014. less

Smart on Crime Louisianaimage

A campaign to reduce Louisiana’s prison population and lower recidivism rates by removing mandatory sentences for non-violent offenders.

Sidewalk Rules and Regulations for New Orleansimage

Maintaining a sidewalk in a proper state, free from hazardous conditions is the responsibility of the residential or commercial property owner.  Check this site, maintained by the City of New Orleans, for specifics.

Sewer & Water Board Water Quality Reportsimage

Yearly reports on the quality of water in the New Orleans Sewer & Water System.

Independant Police Monitorimage

The Independent Police Monitor helps make sure that public complaints about the NOPD are investigated and to do statistical analysis to help improve service.


Stolen Bike Reportsimage

Bike Easy Nola and Stolen Bike Nola both are trying to raise awareness of Bicycle Thefts in New Orleans. more Bike Easy Nola does this through their website. Stolen Bike Nola is a Facebook page (search Facebook for Stolen Bike Nola). less

Smart on Crime Louisianaimage

A campaign to reduce Louisiana’s prison population and lower recidivism rates by removing mandatory sentences for non-violent offenders.

New Orleans PreTrial Servicesimage

New Orleans Pretrial Services helps judges decide who stays in jail and who can be safely released to await trial.  The goal of the Program is to reduce the jail population and to save the city money.

Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (formerly Juvenile Regional Services)image

The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (formerly Juvenile Regional Services) was founded in October of 2006, in response to the collapse of the New Orleans justice system after Hurricane Katrina. moreThe LCCR is the children’s public defender in New Orleans, providing a youth advocate, a social worker, an attorney, and an investigator to cases.The LCCR also provides professional development, training services, and presentations on topics ranging from juvenile defense practice to criminal law to systemic juvenile justice reform to youth development.    less

Metropolitan Crime Commission Reportsimage

The MCC issues reports periodically about public corruption and criminal justice policy.

Public Defenders Officeimage

The Public Defenders Association of Louisiana explains the what,why and how’s of the Indigent Defense Funds throughout the State and other issues related to Public Defenders.

Project Nolaimage

Project Nola is a public safety information community that provides alerts of criminal justice and police information. moreRun by a local security company, it has notification services via Twitter, Facebook, etc. less

Independant Police Monitorimage

The Independent Police Monitor helps make sure that public complaints about the NOPD are investigated and to do statistical analysis to help improve service.

New Orleans Crime Coalitionimage

The New Orleans Crime Coalition is a group of local organizations that first started working together in February of 2007. moreThey work systemically to change and improve the criminal justice system. less

St. Tammany Parish Crime Mapsimage

View crime statistics in your neighborhood.

Louisiana State Sex Offender and Child Predator Registryimage

Search for offenders in your area by typing in your address.

NOPD Crime Mapsimage

An updated system that allows for much finer grained views. moreThis is a calls for service based system which means that it’s data is provisional and may be changed based on whether a police report is filed and what eventually is determined to be the actual incident. less

New Orleans Police Departmentimage

The New Orleans Police Department and District Maps

Jefferson Parish Police Departmentimage

Emergency Preparedness

GNO Urban Water Management Projectsimage

In 2010, the State of Louisiana’s Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit funded Greater New Orleans, Inc. more(GNO, Inc.) to develop the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan for the east banks of Orleans and Jefferson Parishes and St.Bernard Parish using federal Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.New Orleans firm Waggonner and Ball led a team of local and international water management experts in developing the Urban Water Plan, downloadable from this site . less

NOLAReady – the New Orleans Community Alert Systemimage

NOLAReady is an alert system that allows City Officials to contact you during an emergency by sending text messages to your: * E-mail account (work, home, school, etc.) * Cell phone, pager * Smart phone or hand held device

City of New Orleans Emergency Preparedness Infoimage

The City of New Orleans Emergency Preparedness page(s). moreInfo on re-entry passes, New Orleans evacuation information. less

WDSU Hurricane Trackerimage

Track hurricanes online with WDSU’s interactive hurricane tracker.

Disaster Preparedness Counseling at the Community Center of St. Bernardimage

American Red Cross representatives will offer advice on preparing for the hurricane season every Thursday from 10am to noon at the Community Center of St&#46 Bernard, 1107 LeBeau St&#46, Arabi&#46 For more information call 504-620-2855.

New Orleans City-Assisted Evacuation Plan (CAEP)image

The City-Assisted Evacuation Plan is a program designed to help people who have no means of evacuating on their own in the event of a mandatory evacuation. moreThis may be due to financial need, unreliable or no transportation, or homelessness.To determine eligibility and register, call 311 from a land line or 1-877-286-6431 (1-800-981-NOLA for TTY).Residents can also register online (click “Register now” on the city’s website under “Emergency Preparedness on the home page; you will have to create a profile if you have not yet done so) or at kiosks located at the following Winn Dixie stores: 4600 Chef Menteur Highway, 3008 Holiday Drive, 5400 Tchoupitoulas Street, 9701 Chef Menteur Highway.For evacuation pick-up sites, click “Learn More” on the city’s website under “Emergency Preparedness on the home page to download a brochure. less – Volunteer to Assist in the Event of an Evacuationimage

Evacuteer&#46org is an organization that aims to mobilize residents to volunteer for the City Assisted Evacuation Plan in the event of a mandatory evacuation. moreVolunteer – or “evacuteer” -your time and skills to ensure the well-being and safety of your neighbors and community.Volunteers must attend 1 training session and volunteer for at least a 7-hour shift.Find more information on the website. less

Know Your Stuffimage

This website from the Insurance Information Institute is a step by step application that helps you maintain a home emergency that is easily accessible in the event of a disaster.

Get a Game Planimage

This website can help you prepare for hurricane season, outlining steps to create a comprehensive plan for before, during, and after a storm.


FloodSmart&#46gov features information about flood risk and the benefits of purchasing a flood insurance policy. moreYou can enter your address to find out your home’s flood risk.Visit the website for more information or call 1-888-379-9531. less

General Evacuation Guidelinesimage

Guidelines for the City of New Orleans&#46

Louisiana Citizen Awareness and Disaster Evacuation Guideimage

This section of the Louisiana State Police website includes statewide evacuation routes, shelter information points, and the New Orleans Contraflow map and instructions.

New Orleans; City-Assisted Evacuation Plan (.pdf)image

Jefferson Parish Emergency Alert Systemimage

This alert system will warn citizens of impending emergencies such as tornadoes, hurricane evacuations, hazardous material spills and terrorist attacks. moreSign up on the website to receive alerts via email and/or cell phone, blackberry, or pager.This service is free. less

Statewide Evacuation Routes (.pdf)image

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparednessimage

The Louisiana OHSEP site has extensive hurricane preparedness information including an evacuation planning guide, disaster supplies kit fact sheet, flood safety tips, and hurricane terms and information.