Orleans Justice Center
23 OPSO Deputies Pass POST Test with High Average Score
New Orleans - 06-01-2016
The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that 23 OPSO deputies recently passed the POST statewide examination for POST certification with a class average score of nearly 90 percent.
POST refers to the Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training Council which has developed training standards for peace officers in the State of Louisiana. The council defines peace officer to include sheriff deputies whose duties include the care, custody and control of inmates. The overall average score for the OPSO deputies was 89.5 percent.
Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman said, "The impressive test results from this training class are a reflection of the quality of our current security staff and the progress we are making as an agency. I'm committed to provide deputies with the best training possible and I want to thank the OPSO training academy for their instruction of these deputies."
The Sheriff also congratulated all 23 deputies for their achievement and he singled out for special recognition Deputy Robenson Thelemaque (cq) and Deputy Connie Webb, who each scored 97 points on the POST test.
Other class members who successfully passed the POST examination are deputies Joseph Armstrong, Paulette Bigard, Devon Brinston, Brandy Collins, Kurt Coulon Jr., Melanie Davis, Jacqueline Gabriel, Clemont Griffin Jr., Dashaune Harris, Troyann Jefferson, Teaianna Jones, Daleesa Keppard, Ebony LaFrance, Darrineka Mathieu, Teryllynn Matthews, Neachelle Roberts, Sabrina Robinson, John Scott, Shamonece Shanks-Alex, Carlos Williams III, and Clarence Williams III (Reserve).
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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.504-202-9451
Programs for Public Benefit
The OPSO Harmony House addresses the needs of parent, child, the courts, and the communities of New Orleans and the surrounding metropolitan areas by providing a safe, supportive environment for Supervised Visitation and Monitored Exchanges with equal regard for parent and child safety.
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.
The Great Body Shop
The Great Body Shop program is a school-based program which covers drug prevention, health, bullying, emergency situations, nutrition, and other topics for youth from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Materials and training are available from OPSO.
Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman’s Supervised Visitation Center
This program is in partnership with Harmony House and provides non-custodial parents a safe drop-off and/or visitation area.
Juvenile Curfew Center
OPSO maintains the Orleans Parish Juvenile Curfew Center in conjunction with the New Orleans Police Department. Youth under the age of 18 are brought to the facility when they violate City of New Orleans curfew laws and are held in a non-secure environment until a parent or guardian arrives for them.
Elderly Victim Assistance and Victim’s Assistance
This program is in partnership with the State of Louisiana Victims Assistance Board and provides limited funding and assistance to elderly or non-elderly victims of crime.
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.
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.
Programs for Inmates
Warren McDaniels 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 Warren McDaniels Transitional Workforce Facility.
This program is in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections and provides job training, counseling, and drug treatment services to DOC inmates who are within at least three months and no more than eighteen months of their transitional work program (TWP) eligibility date, or their good time release date.
This program is available to inmates in Conchetta, the South White Street Female Facility and the Warren McDaniels Transitional Workforce Center and will be expanding to other buildings as additional volunteers are gained.
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)...
This program is in partnership with the Louisiana Commission for Law Enforcement and will shortly be introduced at the South White Street Female Facility. Female inmates will receive intensive drug treatment counseling and educational services.
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.
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...
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...
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...