Mid-City residents are invited to learn more about how to prevent crime in their neighborhoods, what resources citizens can access to increase public safety and what strategies the New Orleans Police Department is using to combat criminal activity.
The Mid-City Neighborhood Association is hosting its first of many public safety discussions of 2017. The group will host officials from the First and Third police districts – which cover Mid-City and Treme – as well as representatives from City Councilmembers Susan Guidry & LaToya Cantrell offices.
Officials are slated to possibly discuss neighborhood strategies of crime prevention and resources, including:
- How do citizens set up neighborhood watch groups?
- How can the neighborhood organization report criminal activity or nuisance businesses?
- Are crime cameras helping NOPD investigators?
- Are there better ways to participate in community events with NOPD or invite NOPD?
- What are the best ways for citizens to support NOPD?
Issues surrounding funding for the Public Defender’s office, Orleans Parish Prison and the juveniles justice system are also on the table, though time restrictions may limit the number of topics discussed that night. MCNO plans to hold several meetings centered on public safety throughout the new year, so whatever unanswered questions linger after Monday’s meeting may be up for grabs next time.
The meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. in Warren Easton Charter High School’s cafeteria, 3019 Canal St. Drinks and snacks will be provided, and the meeting is open to the public.
For more information, or to learn more about MCNO, visit the group’s website.