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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


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:



Source: The New Orleans Tribune by Anitra Brown


Sister Lilianne Flavin Is OPSO’s Volunteer Of The Year

NEW ORLEANS - 04-24-2019


From left to right are Compliance Director Darnley Hodge, Sister Lilianne Flavin, OPSO Volunteer of the Year, and Sheriff Marlin Gusman.

First-ever Volunteer Appreciation Dinner held recently

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office has named a long-time volunteer, Sister Lilianne Flavin, as Volunteer of the Year 2018. Sister Lilianne received the honor at OPSO'S inaugural Volunteer Appreciation Dinner held earlier this month.

Sister Lilianne, an educator and spiritual adviser, lead a field of 37 volunteers who received certificates of appreciation for serving as volunteer chaplains, social workers and therapists. These volunteers provide educational and mental health services as well as spiritual guidance to inmates at the Orleans Justice Center.

The awards were presented by Sheriff Marlin Gusman and Compliance Director Darnley Hodge. "Sister Lilianne was one of the first volunteers I encountered when I became Sheriff in 2004 and she had already amassed many years as a volunteer here," Sheriff Gusman said. "I want to thank Sister Lilianne for volunteering at the Sheriff's Office for the past 36 years."

She began incorporating visits to the parish jail after encountering people who had been incarcerated or who were the relative of someone incarcerated. Since 1983, Sister Lilianne has visited OPSO facilities every Tuesday and Wednesday for two hours each day.

In her acceptance speech after receiving the award, Sister Lilianne said she is humbled by this experience of volunteering at the jail. "I feel privileged to be able to volunteer at the Orleans Justice Center. I've been called specifically to meet inmates at a time in their lives when they truly need God," she said.

Sister Lilianne, of the Congregation of Dominican Sisters Cabra, began here ministry teaching in low-income neighborhoods in the Uptown area. Besides volunteering at the Sheriff's Office, Sister Lilianne teaches HiSet classes at Hope House, which offers a program for persons to obtain a high school diploma.

The Sheriff's Office relies on a cadre of organizations and volunteers that provide inmates with a range of services from educational, to religious, to re-entry and more. If you wish to volunteer, contact Debra Hammons, director of policy and inmate services, at 504-827-4519, or via email, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Free Real Estate Foreclosure Seminar - 7/30/2019

NEW ORLEANS - 6-11-2019real-estate-background-8

Sheriff Gusman will present a free Real Estate Foreclosure Seminar on:

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm CST

Civil District Court Building,
421 Loyola Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 320
(Old Jury Pool Room)

Registration is not required.

The seminar will begin promptly at 6:00 pm, so come early and get a good seat.

Hope to see you there.


OPSO To Host “What About The Victims Lunch”

Event focuses on victims and survivors of violent crimes

WHAT: In 2018, the OPSO Crime Victims Assistance Program handled about 1,000 cases and awarded more than $750,000 to victims and survivors of crimes in Orleans Parish.

The Sheriff's Office intends to honor some of those victims and survivors at a "What About the Victims Luncheon." The luncheon is a way for victims and survivors to connect and to support each other after the loss of a loved one to crimes of violence. Attendees will also include crime victim advocates, motivational speakers and religious leaders

Capt. Stephanie Minto, OPSO claims investigator and leader of the Crime Victims Assistance Program, is a speaker at the luncheon, along with Kenisha Martin, founder of the What About the Victims Facebook group. The luncheon, which is co-sponsored by OPSO's Crime Victims Assistance Program and A&N Studios, is expected to become an annual event.
WHEN: Noon, Saturday, August 17, 2019
WHERE: Orleans Justice Center 2800 Perdido St., New Orleans, LA 70119
WHO: Capt. Stephanie Minto, OPSO Claims Investigator
Kenisha Martin, Founder, What About the Victims Facebook group

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