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OJC Holds Hurricane Evacuation Drill

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OPSO Staff During Hurricane Evacuation Drill

NEW ORLEANS - 08-08-2018

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office recently conducted a hurricane evacuation drill to determine OPSO's readiness to evacuate the Orleans Justice Center in the event of a hurricane. A workstation was set up in the jail facility's sallyport where security and information technology teams scanned the armbands of inmates to simulate what would happen to properly transport them to another secure correctional center. The team also simulated checking inmates back into OJC after a storm emergency has passed.

As the height of the hurricane season approaches, Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman urges everyone to be storm ready, by coming up with a personal plan in the event of a hurricane. Determine if you have enough water, food, money and medicines to ride out a storm. Sheriff Gusman is urging you to also plan where you might go if you are ordered to evacuate.

In case of a storm emergency, Sheriff's Office employees can get the latest news and information by calling the employee hotline 504-827-8550. Hurricane season ends Nov. 30.

 

OPSO Hosts Job Fair Aug. 9

NEW ORLEANS - 07-26-2018

Veterans encouraged to apply

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is holding a job fair for deputy sheriffs and corrections monitoring technicians from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Orleans Justice Center. 2800 Perdido St.

Persons with a military background are encouraged to apply for the open positions, and should bring their discharge paperwork (DD-214 Form) to the job fair.

Other potential deputy recruits are asked to bring a valid, state-issued identification card to the job fair, provided they are at least 20 years of age and have a high school diploma or G.E.D.

The job fair takes place one month after deputies received a $1,500 pay raise, the second pay raise they received this year. In January, deputies received a $2,000 annual pay increase. Deputies are expected to receive a $3,500 pay raise in January 2019.

More information about the job openings is posted at www.opso.us. Click on the "Careers at OPSO" tab.


 

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Food Management Services Services Request for Proposal All proposals must be received by OPSO via...

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For the latest and most accurate information on our public bids, please access the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office on www.centralbidding.com.There is...

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Medical Inmate Advocate

If you have a medical question about an inmate, call the Medical Inmate Advocate at 504-202-9451.

The Medical Inmate Advocate is an experienced OPSO nurse who will investigate your concern and call you back. If you wish to provide medical information about an inmate, call the Medical Inmate Advocate. Medical confidentiality is maintained, but your concerns will be addressed.

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All family, friends, and attorneys should report immediately any information about inmate-against-inmate sexual abuse, sexual harassment or staff-against-inmate sexual relationships, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.  Help the OPSO promote sexual safety and report these incidents confidentially to our sexual abuse hotline:


1-844-201-4312 or (504) 717-2279

Programs for Public Benefit

Young Marines

The OPSO chapter of the Young Marines is in partnership with the national Young Marines program. Youth under the age of 18 enroll for drill, games, field trips, and education.

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West Bank Major Crime Taskforce

Deputies assigned to this task force focusing on major crimes and narcotics enforcement on the West Bank.





United States Marshals Task Force

OPSO also participates in US Marshal task force activities, focusing on the apprehension of violent criminals in the Greater New Orleans Area and monitors registered sex offenders in Orleans Parish.



Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)

DARE is a school-based drug awareness and prevention program for youth. OPSO’s main focus is sixth graders through high-school.

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Criminal Patrols

This program focuses on outstanding warrants for violent crimes. Persons wanted for violent crimes are targeted and arrested for public safety. This program is grant funded in partnership with the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and focuses on proactive crime prevention in high crime areas and the apprehension of wanted fugitives.

Day Reporting Center

The Day Reporting Center is a collaborative agreement between the New Orleans Sheriff Office and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. The New Orleans Day Reporting Center program strives...

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Programs for Inmates

Transitional Workforce Center

Department of Corrections inmates who have eighteen months or less and a suitable record can end their sentence in the work release program at the TDC Transitional Workforce Facility.

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Low Literacy to GED  Educational Services

These services are provided by our educational partners, the Orleans Parish Public Schools’ Alternative Learning Institute (South White Street Female Facility, juveniles held as adults, House of Detention, and Orleans Parish Prison)...

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Intensive Incarceration

This program is in partnership with the Louisiana Commission for Law Enforcement and will shortly be introduced at the South White Street Female Facility. Female inmates will receive intensive drug treatment counseling and educational services.

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HIV Counseling and Testing

This program is in partnership with the Office of Public Health. All incoming arrestees are offered HIV testing upon arrival. A trained nurse is on hand to counsel the patient on the results. As a matter of course, arrestees...

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GED Testing Center

OPSO is a State of Louisiana Department of Education certified GED testing facility. We give a monthly GED test for the public, and test inmate students within secure facilities approximately every two months or as students are ready.

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Community Service

Inmates who are considered low risk and who wish to work for the public good are assigned to Community Service, where they perform a number of civic tasks. The Community Service Division also works in partnership with...

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Alcoholics Anonymous

This program is available to inmates in the House of Detention and the Warren McDaniels Transitional Workforce Center and will be expanding to other buildings as additional volunteers are gained. There is also a group...

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