The Statute of Winchester established the Parish Constable as the Chief law enforcement officer.

A Concise History of American Policing
Raymond Foster  More Info

Leadership: Texas Hold 'Em Style
Andrew J. Harvey  More Info

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About the New Orleans Police Department

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.

Selected books from New Olreans Police Department police officers.

A thriller from a New Orleans Police Department homicide investigator

Unholy Matrimony
John Dillmann  More Info
Two homicide detective authors - cemetary art?

Lost Souls in the Cities of the Dead
Lawrence E. Green  More Info

Peaches and Snitches
Michael Cordoni  More Info

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