New Orleans at a glance

Population by race and Hispanic origin

Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations

Full-time law enforcement staff, New Orleans Police Department

  • Officers
  • Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • New Orleans
  • 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the New Orleans Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated April 28, 2022

We identified over $24.9M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: New Orleans
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$7,266,305.00 10/1/2021
NEW ORLEANS, CITY OF FY21 COPS HIRING PROGRAM (CHP) Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$33,840.00 1/1/2021
NEW ORLEANS, CITY OF TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT RELATED SERVICES TO DRUG TRAFFICKING Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Sub
$135,806.00 10/1/2020
NEW ORLEANS, CITY OF EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA PSN PROJECT Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.609 Project Safe Neighborhoods Prime
$356,474.00 10/1/2020
NEW ORLEANS, CITY OF COMPREHENSIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT STRATEGIES Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime

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Military equipment transfers

Data last updated September 6, 2022

$2.1K value of military equipment has been transferred to the New Orleans Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER with 2 items valued at $499.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
7/9/2012 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
2 2 @ $499.00 $998.00 D 1
9/23/2003 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
1 1 @ $499.00 $499.00 D 1
7/17/2003 RIFLE,7.62 MILLIMETER
5 5 @ $138.00 $690.00 D 1

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 25, 2022

Consent decree

New Orleans has a consent decree with the Department of Justice that went into effect on Jan 11, 2013.

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We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $13,300,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Year Description Outcome

In 2016, New Orleans reached a settlement worth $13.3 million to resolve a police misconduct lawsuit.

In 2016, the City of New Orleans reached a settlement worth $13.3 million for 17 plaintiffs, including individuals who were injured and families of people who were killed during violent interactions with police in the weeks prior to and following Hurricane Katrina.