Brian D. Perry Sr., was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He joined
the New Orleans Police Department, obtained a Bachelor's Degree, and upon graduation with a Juris Doctor Degree, the Mayor
of New Orleans selected him as the New Orleans Police Attorney. Activated during Desert Storm, he served as the Commandant
of a large logistics command. Before redeploying back to the United States he was offered a position by a major oil company
in Saudi Arabia to head their investigations unit. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve and was the Executive
Officer for a Joint Command in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The American Community elected him to the School Board. After seven
years in the Middle East, he returned to New Orleans to practice law.
His first novel is “Algiers Point.” According to the book description, “Nick Charbonnet is an honest cop with a beautiful wife and a
seductive partner. He struggles with law school and his adulterous feelings. Then his world is shattered by a single phone
call. The meeting that follows is the beginning of his involvement in a world he knows nothing about. Nick must make choices.
Life changing choices. Good and evil live side by side and nowhere is it more apparent than in the Big Easy.”
According to one reader of Algiers
Point, it “is at its best when Perry shares insider dirt on how policing works. It's a bit like watching
an episode of "COPS", narrated by a cop who no longer cares what his boss thinks.”
About the New Orleans
New Orleans became a part of the United States by the Louisiana Purchase on December 20, 1803. The city limits at
that time were in the restricted boundaries of Canal Street on the South, Esplanade Street on the North, the Ramparts on the
West and the levee on the East. Beyond that, there was nothing but swamps and plantations. In 1804 came the patrol militia
under James Pitot, the then Mayor of New Orleans. The Guard Deville (City Watch) followed in 1806 but was abolished in 1808.
Militia patrols were again established. By 1817, with the growth of the city, the number of constables increased to 46 and
for the first time, the city was divided into police districts - French Quarter, Faubourg’s Treme, St. Mary and Marigny.
A Guard House was placed in each district.
Today, the New Orleans Police Department
is organized into five bureaus who report to the Superintendent of Police: Bureau of Investigations; Operations Bureau; Criminal
Intelligence Bureau; Public Integrity Bureau; and, Administrative and Support Bureau. A deputy chief in
charge of policing and planning also reports to the New Orleans Police Department Superintendent of Police.
The Operations Bureau is the largest,
with over 17 divisions and 1700 commissioned police officers.