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Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office | Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman

Employee Of The Month - January 2014

NEW ORLEANS - 1-31-2014

eom_jan2014_lgCivil Division employee Lourie Matthews is the Employee of the Month for January 2014. Mrs. Matthews joined the Sheriff's Office in May 1990. She has worked in various sections of the Sheriff's Office namely Movables/Garnishments, Docket and currently Real Estate Foreclosures. She is assigned to seize real estate properties and create auction notices to serve on the litigants involved in these cases. She has also assisted in training new employees. Mrs. Matthew's understanding of the seizure process is a great asset to the Real Estate Section. Her supervisor, Mrs. B. Douglas, says that Mrs. Matthews is a very cooperative worker and is well informed when providing information to potential bidders at the auction.

Mrs. Matthews says that she enjoys working real estate and plans to continue to give her best to the Sheriff's Office.

 

OPSO In The News

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Sheriff Gusman Interview:

The Bottom Line with The New Orleans Tribune. An interview with Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman and OPSO Chief of Corrections Carmen DeSadier to talk about the challenges and controversies facing the Sheriff's Office.


UNDER FIRE & FIRING BACK: – The New Orleans Tribune

External Article:

UNDER FIRE & FIRING BACK:

OPSO’s MARLIN GUSMAN DEFENDS HIS RECORD

Source: The New Orleans Tribune by Anitra Brown


 

Sheriff Gusman convenes panel of experts for next Real Estate Foreclosure Seminar - 10/29/2019

NEW ORLEANS - 10-29-2019

Also offers tips to avoid foreclosure

Are you interested in purchasing a foreclosed property at a Sheriff's auction? Do you have questions about the bidding process or how to pay for a winning bid?

Get answers from the experts at Sheriff Gusman's next Real Estate Foreclosure Seminar taking place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Civil District Court Building, 421 Loyola Ave., in Room 319 (old jury pool room).

Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman will give a presentation on the foreclosure process, and lead a panel discussion on buying foreclosed properties at a Sheriff's auction. The panelists are:

  • Robert A. Mathis, partner at Newman, Mathis, Brady & Spedale
  • Jonah Freedman, attorney and certified financial planner
  • Tammie Jackson, deputy city attorney and deputy director of code enforcement
  • Matt Toups, abstractor and court runner for Dean Morris Law Firm
  • Jonathan Wallick, real estate developer/third-party purchaser
  • Ronald Ward, real estate broker/third-party purchaser

Sheriff Gusman will also offer tips on how homeowners can avoid foreclosure.


   
 

ORLEANS PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE UPDATE REGARDING PHASE II COVID-19 TESTING AND PRECAUTIONS

NEW ORLEANS - 07-28-2020

Following is a joint statement from Sheriff Marlin Gusman and Compliance Director Darnley R. Hodge regarding ongoing health monitoring of inmates and OPSO staff and contractors, as well as established precautions at the Orleans Justice Center (OJC) related COVID-19 prevention and treatment:

TODAY'S UPDATE:

"From July 8 to July 10, the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office conducted phase two of COVID-19 testing as a way to proactively monitor the status of the virus within our facilities. Throughout this process, 658 OPSO staff were tested and 653 tested negative bringing the total number of current positive staff cases to five. As previously reported, three employees unfortunately passed away due to COVID-19.

Additionally, 104 employees of OPSO's contracted medical provider, Wellpath, were tested in phase two. Of those tests, one came back positive and the remaining were negative. Regarding OPSO's contract staff, 48 were tested and two tests came back positive.

At the Orleans Justice Center, 738 inmates have been tested in phase two. Of those tests, 644 were negative and 14 inmates tested positive. The results of 80 remaining tests have not been received and are expected to return in coming days. Individuals who tested positive are segregated from the general inmate population in addition to the 11 inmates who refused testing.

We have remained vigilant in our efforts to eradicate the virus from within our facilities and are continuing to take all of the necessary precautions.

There are currently 808 inmates in OPSO custody with 751 at the Orleans Justice Center."

Read more: ORLEANS PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE UPDATE REGARDING PHASE II COVID-19 TESTING AND PRECAUTIONS

   

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