NOPD Chief Harrison Promotes New Leadership

NOPD Superintendent Harrison promotes 12 more officers to leadership roles

NEW ORLEANS—NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison promoted 12 more officers to leadership roles across the department Thursday, Nov. 10, as part of an on-going commitment to strengthening supervision within the NOPD and developing new leadership. A total of three new lieutenants and nine new sergeants will join supervisors in the field who directly oversee, manage and lead officers every day.

         “As we continue to aggressively grow the force, I am committed to putting strong leadership in place for our officers to ensure close and effective supervision at every level of the department,” said Chief Harrison. “Each of these new leaders will receive comprehensive training that will equip them with the tools and resources they need to be successful. I am thankful for their service to our city and I am proud to be able to provide them with an opportunity to lead.”

         The following officers will assume their new roles effective Sunday, Nov. 13:

 

• Sergeant Kevin Guidry, who currently serves in the Compliance Bureau will be promoted to Lieutenant and become a supervisor in the Fourth District. Guidry is a 19 -year veteran of the NOPD.

• Sergeant John O’Brien, who currently serves in the Second District will be promoted to Lieutenant and become a supervisor in the First District. O’Brien is a 14 -year veteran of the NOPD.

• Sergeant Regina Williams, who currently serves in the PIB Force Investigation Team will be promoted to Lieutenant and become a supervisor in the Seventh District. Williams is a 16 -year veteran of the NOPD.

• Officer Dwayne Bastian, who currently serves in the FBI Taskforce will be promoted to Sergeant and become a supervisor in the Fourth District. Bastian is a 9 -year veteran of the NOPD.

• Officer Ashley Boult, who currently serves in the Sex Crimes Division will be promoted to Sergeant and become a supervisor in the Fifth District. Boult is a 9 -year veteran of the NOPD.

• Officer Robert Evangelist, who currently serves in the Eighth will be promoted to Sergeant and become a supervisor in the Sixth District. Evangelist is a 13 -year veteran of the NOPD.

• Officer Perrin Gaines, who currently serves in the Seventh will be promoted to Sergeant and become a supervisor in the First District. Gaines is a 12-year veteran of the NOPD.

• Officer Christian Lacey, who currently serves in the Seventh will be promoted to Sergeant and become a supervisor in the Second District. Lacey is an 8-year veteran of the NOPD.

• Officer Mary Lewis, who currently serves in the Eighth will be promoted to Sergeant and become a supervisor in the Third District. Lewis is an 8-year veteran of the NOPD.

• Officer Shandrell Privott, who currently serves in the RTA will be promoted to Sergeant and become a supervisor in the Sixth District. Privott is a 14-year veteran of the NOPD.

• Officer Keenen Shields, who currently serves in the Criminal Investigations Division will be promoted to Sergeant and become a supervisor in the Second District. Shields is a 25-year veteran of the NOPD.

• Officer Jeffery Wellborn, who currently serves in the Fourth will be promoted to Sergeant and become a supervisor in the Third District. Wellborn is an 8-year veteran of the NOPD.

 

         Chief Harrison has promoted 41 officers to the position of sergeant and 37 sergeants to the position of lieutenant, for a total of 78 promotions since becoming Superintendent in August 2014.

         All new sergeants will complete 80 hours of training at the NOPD Training Academy under a robust curriculum that includes, officer performance management and evaluation, de-escalating conflict, investigating use of force, evaluating written reports, vehicle pursuits/response to calls, supervisor report of accident, building community partnerships/community policing, body worn cameras, and positive career development, NOPD reps said. The new sergeants will also receive an additional 40 hours of Public Integrity Bureau (PIB) Misconduct and Complaint Intake and Investigation Training.

         All new lieutenants have already completed extensive supervisor training, including a two-day training on delegation of supervisory tasks and monitoring performance, calls for service and workload management, proactive patrol and crime fighting strategies and analysis of crime statistics and identification of crime patterns for targeting criminal investigation and report writing standards.

         In addition, all of the new leadership have already completed the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 120 hours Leadership in Police Organizations Training.

 

 

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