Police Technician I (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – August 8, 2017
Best days were everyday. Working side by side with many police officers and many different law enforcement agencies to make our city a safe place for residents. Working for NOPD, was an extreme pleasure. The most enjoyable part of the job was being apart of an organization that put others first and again aid in keeping the city safe.
Information Processor Operator, Computer Operator (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – June 23, 2017
Working for this department was rewarding, however on various occasions dealing with the public I encountered some difficult citizens. I worked for a new department, I truly enjoyed building the department from the ground up.
Working within my department, as well as other departments.
You have to love this job to do it well, and be smart about it!
Police Lieutenant (Retired) (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – April 16, 2017
I retired in 2009 after 28 years, but I loved every minute of my job, even the scary ones. If you are willing to run towards the fire and risk your life for your community, then by all means become a police officer. The current atmosphere towards police is changing back to a positive light, but it has been rough lately.
Was a great job with great people. Pay was low by national standards.
Investigator (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – February 8, 2017
Toward the end of my carrier I was in the Intelligence unit. It was interesting work.
Prior to that I was in the special victim's unit where I was the lead investigator on several hundred cases. We were responsible for the cases from the initial contact with the victim to assisting in the prosecution of it. I enjoyed this assignment.
I never had a problem with supervisors on the police department. All of the rules were there, in writing.
The most challenging part of being an officer was dealing with hurt kids and elderly people.
I had the most fun when I was assigned to the mounted unit. The horses were great.
Being a team leader and helping the citizens of the city of New Orleans.
Law Enforcement Officer (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – November 17, 2016
There is no such thing of routine day at work. My job, often times, consist of reviewing and assisting my coworkers with work related issues. Issues that only a veteran of 15 years will have knowledge about. My management rely on me to train subordinates and assist tourist in the first step of any problems that they may have.
The hardest part of my job is when I come to a dead end. When I arrive at a point that I can no longer help the caller. The part of my job I enjoy the most is when i can assure tourist of their safety.
Working with people I trained that I know is competent.
Never really knowing what to expect on a day to day bases.
POLICE COMPLAINT OPERATOR (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – April 2, 2016
A typical work day at the New Orleans Police Department as a 911-Operator/Trainer was very busy. Calls constantly came into the 911-center for emergency and non-emergency calls. The thought of helping someone who needed assistance was rewarding. I learned patience answering 911 calls.
The hardest part of my job was feeling helpless when someone had a real emergency, until help arrived to them.
The most enjoyable part of my job was training new employees and helping the public.
Police Tech Specialist (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – March 8, 2016
This was actually my favorite job. It had it's problem but the thing with a job like this is you have to have the desire for it. If you are doing a job like this for money you are doing it wrong. You will hate it and you won't get paid.
Police Supervisor (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – November 23, 2015
The NOPD is staffed by excellent police officers and line supervisors. The command staff has it's bright spots but the political influence from the Mayor's office creates very poor leadership. The Chief is unable to lead the department the way it should be run.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – 118 City Park Ave – January 27, 2015
A typical day at work would be dealing with the public. You learn how people in society function and how to deal with heir problems. I now Manage about 68 people. My co-workers are pretty good people for the most part. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the problems of the general public but I enjoy doing it. The most enjoyable part of the job is the self satification of serving the public.
Police Complaint Operator (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – December 28, 2014
officer route has potential to earn extra money with overtime and details communications section- you get tossed around on any one of the five shifts, your days off aren't always secured, they tell you last minute of changes, management is comprised of all "work the way up" ladies, none of which have a college degree. If you disagree and are professional in dealing with the issue, you are talked down too. Communications is good for those who are divorced without kids, and or waiting for an academy class to start.