NOPD to host Community Engagement Night Out
Residents will have an opportunity to identify and prioritize the top public safety concerns in their neighborhoods at NOPD’s first-ever “Community Engagement Night Out”. The Third District meeting will be held on Thursday, October 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Bernard Recreation Center, located at 1500 Lafreniere Street.
Building on the NOPD’s work to create a strong community engagement and outreach plan, this night of public meetings encourages residents to come together to identify their top public safety priorities and to hear directly from their police district leadership on what can be done to address their concerns.
“There is nothing we can’t accomplish when we work together as one community, and that’s exactly what the Community Engagement Night Out aims to do,” said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison in a press release. “I encourage every resident who is invested in making a positive difference in their community to come out to the meeting in their district and let us know how we can best work together to make it happen.”
Police district leadership and officers will attend the meetings, but an independent facilitator will lead the meetings at each location. Participants will be asked a series of questions, and based on their feedback, the group will prioritize the top three concerns that the district should address. Following the meeting, each police district will develop a plan for how it will address the concerns and how it will update the community on the progress.