NOPD publishes use of force data online for the first time ever


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— NOPD has published officer use-of-force data on the department’s website for the first time ever.

This data set, which is updated daily, includes use of force incidents reported in 2016 by the NOPD in accordance with departmental policy. NOPD says it’s one of the only departments in the country to publish this type of data online.

Click here to review the use of force data.

“Transparency and accountability are at the center of building trust between police and the community,” said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. “Releasing this data is another step forward to building greater trust with our residents by being completely transparent with how we report, investigate and track all uses of force by our officers. The NOPD is quickly becoming one of the most modernized police departments in the country and I am committed to doing everything we can to achieve that goal.”

This month, the NOPD announced it was replacing the current COMSTAT process with a new, interactive open data website called MAX, which will launch in the fall. MAX will reinvent the dated COMSTAT model by focusing not only on crime, but on comprehensive management of NOPD resources, including personnel management, deployment, misconduct, uses of force, vehicle risk management, and Consent Decree compliance. MAX will also provide a platform for measuring the effectiveness of departmental strategies, such as reducing response times.

Click here to review the NOPD’s policy manual