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Sheriff Gusman to Host Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 24


Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman is inviting the public to his 13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at Audubon Riverview, also known as "The Fly" area behind Audubon Zoo.

The Easter Egg Hunt, which is free and open to the public, features games, music, and food starting at 10 a.m. The Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1-5 begins at 11 a.m. The Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 6-12 begins at 11:45 a.m. Participants can turn in the eggs they find, in exchange for a candy gift bag.

Children and their parents are encouraged to arrive early and register to receive same-day, free admission to the Audubon Zoo.


OPSO Deputies To Get Pay Raise Starting Jan. 5, 2018

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Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office (OPSO) deputies will receive pay raises in 2018. The pay raises come from an additional $3 million being included in OPSO's 2018 budget to cover costs associated with the agency's consent judgment. The New Orleans City Council approved OPSO's budget Dec. 1, 2017.

Under the approved budget, sheriff's deputies' base pay will go up an additional $2,000 annually Jan. 5, 2018. Sheriff's deputies will receive another $1,500 annual pay increase starting July 1, 2018. The total $3,500 increases mean that a sheriff's deputy's base salary of $26,000 after six months will rise to $29,500 annually. Sheriff's deputies who qualify for state supplemental pay will receive an additional $6,000 annually, boosting their annual salaries to $35,500.

Sheriff's deputies are also expected to receive an additional $3,500 pay increase in January 2019. That anticipated increase means a sheriff's deputy who starts with the agency today and becomes Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified could earn $39,000 annually by the end of 2019.

In a joint statement, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman and Independent Compliance Director Gary Maynard said, "Raising the pay for the trained law enforcement professionals of the OPSO has been a primary goal for this office for years. It is also key to reaching the benchmarks outlined by the consent decree. These increases were hard fought and the decision of the New Orleans City Council and Mayor to support them will help better the security operations of the Orleans Parish jail facilities on a 24-hour-a-day basis. These pay increases will also help with staff retention and recruitment."


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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

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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.


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.


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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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.


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)...


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.


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...


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.


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...


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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