NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The second of three pay raises for the New Orleans Police Department goes into effect on Wednesday, boosting the pay for officers of all rank by five percent.
This month's pay raise follows a five percent increase from Jan. 1, 2015, and precedes a third five percent increase that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016.
When fully implemented, the new salaries will bring NOPD pay in line with the Louisiana State Police and make NOPD officers among the highest paid officers in the state.
"Our dedicated police officers put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve our community, and they deserve these pay raises," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "After turning around our city finances when we took office, we have been able to stabilize our budget and give NOPD what it needs to grow and help keep our streets safe, which is my top priority."