City council to vote on new laws April 4
Mayor Mitch Landrieu has sent two proposed ordinances to the city council as he moves to implement a new NOPD paid detail system.
One of the proposals establishes an "enterprise" fund into which all revenue generated by the detail system will flow and the other sets the pay rates for officers.
Details will be managed by a new office outside the NOPD called the Office of Secondary Police Employment. It was created in May 2012 and has four employees.
Landrieu says the new plan represents the start of a "centralized system that has strong oversight yet still serves customers effectively.”
Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says all NOPD officers will be given an opportunity to participate in the paid detail program.
"All officers who would like extra work to earn some extra money for their families will have an equal chance at getting those opportunities once the new detail system is in place. We're striving for a transparent and fair system.”
The council is scheduled to vote on the proposed ordinances April 4.