Funded by the French Quarter Economic Development District, the Supplemental Police Patrol Program (“SPPP”) proactively patrols the French Quarter streets to help the New Orleans Police Department deter crime. It uses a mobile application that allows businesses, residents, visitors, and employees to easily report crimes in progress. The SPPP patrols 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The initiative has been credited by the N.O.P.D. as having a positive impact on violent crime, including the removal of guns, drugs, and criminals from the French Quarter.
The French Quarter Task Force App is also used to provide accountability and oversight along with electronic trip sheets and time sheets. End of shift reports can easily be run to assess if the officers are proactively patrolling their assigned area of the Quarter.
2023 Supplemental Police Patrol Program Stats
- Responded to 5,627 App and Dispatch Calls for Service
- 14,069 Citizen contacts
- 6,325 business checks
- Made 189 Arrests & Apprehensions
- Wrote 170 Summons’ & Traffic Citations
- And maintained 8 Vehicles that patrolled 89,161 miles
The 5 most common complaints from the app were:
- Disturbances, Assaults & Fights 34%
- Obstructing Public Passages 20.8%
- Suspicious Person 16.8%
- Drug Dealing 13.5%
- Illegal Vending 6.2%
The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) needs your consent to remove subjects from private property. Consent can be granted by calling NOPD or placing a request for service on the French Quarter Task Force app each time an incident occurs. Now, you can also submit the attached letter granting NOPD ongoing authorization to remove loiterers and trespassers from your property whenever they are identified.
If you would like to grant ongoing authorization for subjects to be moved from your private property, please fill out the attached letter and return to Sergeant Marc Boudreau, 8th District French Quarter Supplemental Patrol Program.
The French Quarter Management District’s Security & Enforcement Committee and the French Quarter Economic Development District Agreement Monitors worked together with NOPD’s 8th District to provide a form letter for property owners and residents to authorize ongoing removal of trespassers from your property without a call for service.