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NOPD limits public access to district headquarters

NOPD posts new public access hours at most of its district stations (Source: New Orleans Police Dept.) NOPD posts new public access hours at most of its district stations (Source: New Orleans Police Dept.)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Beginning Monday, June 20, 2016, the New Orleans Police Department will limit the public's access to police district stations, with the exception of the Eighth District.

The doors to the seven other police stations will be open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., seven days a week. The new hours will allow the NOPD to move night watch desk officers to street patrol.

"Right now, night watch desk officers answer one call for service every other day," said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. "Their time is better spent away from the desk and on the streets patrolling our neighborhoods. Our goal is to put more officers on patrol to reduce our response times and combat violent crime across the city and we will make it happen by continuing to identify and implement smart deployment strategies that help us use our resources efficiently."

The NOPD says the move is part of its department-wide redeployment effort to get more commissioned officers on the street. By changing the duties of night watch officers, the NOPD says it adds the equivalent of 10 officers to patrol.

New public access hours to the police district stations:

First District
501 North Rampart Street
Public Access Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week
 
Second District 
4317 Magazine Street
Public Access Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week
 
Third District
4650 Paris Avenue
Public Access Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week
 
Fourth District
2405 Sanctuary Drive
Public Access Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week
 
Fifth District
3900 North Claiborne Avenue
Public Access Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week
 
Sixth District
1930 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Public Access Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week
 
Seventh District
10101 Dwyer Road
Public Access Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week
 
Eighth District
334 Royal Street
Public Access Hours: 24/7, 7 days a week

NOPD Headquarters, located at 715 South Broad Street, and the NOPD Public Integrity Bureau, 118 N Rocheblave Street, located at already have limited public access hours Monday through Friday.

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