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Sheriff Gusman to Host Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 13

NEW ORLEANS - 03-14-2019

14th annual event features games, music, food

Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman is inviting everyone to his 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Audubon Riverview, also known as "The Fly," behind Audubon Zoo.

The event, which is free and open to the public, consists of four Easter Egg Hunts, starting with a hunt for children ages 1-3 at 11 a.m.; children ages 4 – 6 at 11:15 a.m.; children ages 7- 9 at 11:30 a.m. and children 10 -12 at 11:45 a.m. Participants can exchange the eggs they find for a gift bag filled with candy.

Other activities include sack races, face painting, as well as arts and crafts.

Children and their parents are encouraged to arrive early and register to receive same-day, free admission to the Audubon Zoo.

Sheriff Gusman thanked sponsors for their generous support of the Easter Egg Hunt: Audubon Zoo; Coca-Cola Bottling Company; iHeart Media, New Orleans; and OPSO Special Reserve Deputy Unit


OPSO Contributes to Public Safety During Mardi Gras 2019

NEW ORLEANS - 03-07-2019

‘Booking Bus’ records largest number of bookings at 99

Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman today announced there were 99 total bookings at the Mobile Booking facility known as the "Booking Bus" in the French Quarter this year, up significantly from the 41 individuals booked at the location in 2018.

The 99 total bookings is the largest number of bookings since the Booking Bus was started 14 years ago.

"Having the booking bus in the French Quarter for two-weekends of Mardi Gras played a critical role in keeping New Orleans residents and visitors safe while they enjoyed Mardi Gras festivities," said Sheriff Gusman. "Overall, the vast majority of residents and citizens were able to enjoy the full Mardi Gras experience; however we were prepared for those who had to be removed from the streets because they broke the law," he said.

Sheriff Gusman pointed out that public safety was enhanced by the close cooperation among OPSO officers, New Orleans police officers and state troopers, resulting in the significant increase in bookings.

Charges ranged from the more typical Mardi Gras violations, such as, public drunkenness and disturbing the peace, to more serious violations, including drug arrests and illegal carrying of weapons.

Additionally, the Sheriff's Office provided crowd control and security at Gallier Hall; and the Sheriff's Mounted Division and patrol units provided an escort for many parades.


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Medical Inmate Advocate

If you have a medical question about an inmate, call the Medical Inmate Advocate at 504-202-9451.

The Medical Inmate Advocate is an experienced OPSO nurse who will investigate your concern and call you back. If you wish to provide medical information about an inmate, call the Medical Inmate Advocate. Medical confidentiality is maintained, but your concerns will be addressed.


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All family, friends, and attorneys should report immediately any information about inmate-against-inmate sexual abuse, sexual harassment or staff-against-inmate sexual relationships, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.  Help the OPSO promote sexual safety and report these incidents confidentially to our sexual abuse hotline:

1-844-201-4312 or (504) 717-2279

Programs for Public Benefit

Young Marines

The OPSO chapter of the Young Marines is in partnership with the national Young Marines program. Youth under the age of 18 enroll for drill, games, field trips, and education.


West Bank Major Crime Taskforce

Deputies assigned to this task force focusing on major crimes and narcotics enforcement on the West Bank.

United States Marshals Task Force

OPSO also participates in US Marshal task force activities, focusing on the apprehension of violent criminals in the Greater New Orleans Area and monitors registered sex offenders in Orleans Parish.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)

DARE is a school-based drug awareness and prevention program for youth. OPSO’s main focus is sixth graders through high-school.


Criminal Patrols

This program focuses on outstanding warrants for violent crimes. Persons wanted for violent crimes are targeted and arrested for public safety. This program is grant funded in partnership with the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and focuses on proactive crime prevention in high crime areas and the apprehension of wanted fugitives.

Day Reporting Center

The Day Reporting Center is a collaborative agreement between the New Orleans Sheriff Office and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. The New Orleans Day Reporting Center program strives...


Programs for Inmates

Transitional Workforce Center

Department of Corrections inmates who have eighteen months or less and a suitable record can end their sentence in the work release program at the TDC Transitional Workforce Facility.


Low Literacy to GED  Educational Services

These services are provided by our educational partners, the Orleans Parish Public Schools’ Alternative Learning Institute (South White Street Female Facility, juveniles held as adults, House of Detention, and Orleans Parish Prison)...


HIV Counseling and Testing

This program is in partnership with the Office of Public Health. All incoming arrestees are offered HIV testing upon arrival. A trained nurse is on hand to counsel the patient on the results. As a matter of course, arrestees...


GED Testing Center

OPSO is a State of Louisiana Department of Education certified GED testing facility. We give a monthly GED test for the public, and test inmate students within secure facilities approximately every two months or as students are ready.


Community Service

Inmates who are considered low risk and who wish to work for the public good are assigned to Community Service, where they perform a number of civic tasks. The Community Service Division also works in partnership with...


Alcoholics Anonymous

This program is available to inmates in the House of Detention and the Warren McDaniels Transitional Workforce Center and will be expanding to other buildings as additional volunteers are gained. There is also a group...


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