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OPSO Chief Earl Weaver Part of Mardi Gras Security Detail at Gallier Hall for 43 Years

NEW ORLEANS - 02-21-2019

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When dignitaries gather at Gallier Hall Friday night for the Krewe of Oshun Parade, they will be under the watchful eye of OPSO Chief Earl Weaver, who has been part of the Mardi Gras security detail at Gallier Hall for the past 43 years.

Chief Weaver, who joined the Sheriff's Office 45 years ago, began working the security detail at Gallier Hall for the 1975 Mardi Gras Season, spanning the administrations of four sheriffs, seven mayors and 14 police chiefs.

Chief Weaver begins his 45th security detail later today at Gallier Hall providing security under the administrations of Sheriff Marlin Gusman and Mayor LaToya Cantrell, whose Police Superintendent is Shaun Ferguson.

Chief Weaver joined the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office in December 1973 as Prison Officer 1 under Sheriff Louis Hyde. He has worked at the Old Parish Prison facility. He continued to move through the ranks, serving as head of the Criminal Sheriff's athletic department, warden of the juvenile division, commander of the reserve division, and Chief of Security. He is semi-retired now and serves on the sheriff's staff as Chief of Courts and Community Services.

NOTE TO MEDIA: To schedule interviews with Chief Weaver, please contact Philip Stelly, 504.940.7267.


 

OPSO celebrates Black History Month with Employee Art Show, music and spoken word performances Feb. 20

NEW ORLEANS - 02-14-2019

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office's inaugural observance of Black History Month features an art exhibition opening Wednesday Feb. 20 at the Orleans Justice Center.

The exhibition includes some works created by employees and family members. Other employees contributed artwork by their favorite artists.

At 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Sheriff Marlin Gusman will preside over a Black History Month Program that includes music, dance and spoken word performances.

Invited guests are Tenisha Stevens, City of New Orleans Criminal Justice Commissioner, who will deliver a message on behalf of Mayor LaToya Cantrell; and Jerome Smith, who is expected to receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Sheriff Gusman for Smith's activism as a Freedom Rider that helped bring an end to segregation in interstate transportation.

Javier Brown, son of OPSO mailroom clerk Joy Brown, will read an excerpt from a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. OPSO Young Marines Corporal Shymrri McDonald, will read an original work, plus a poem by Maya Angelou. In addition, poet Habibullah Saleem will deliver a spoken word performance.

The program concludes with a performance by members of the Landry-Walker High School choir and dance team.


 

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The OPSO chapter of the Young Marines is in partnership with the national Young Marines program. Youth under the age of 18 enroll for drill, games, field trips, and education.

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OPSO also participates in US Marshal task force activities, focusing on the apprehension of violent criminals in the Greater New Orleans Area and monitors registered sex offenders in Orleans Parish.



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DARE is a school-based drug awareness and prevention program for youth. OPSO’s main focus is sixth graders through high-school.

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Department of Corrections inmates who have eighteen months or less and a suitable record can end their sentence in the work release program at the TDC Transitional Workforce Facility.

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This program is in partnership with the Office of Public Health. All incoming arrestees are offered HIV testing upon arrival. A trained nurse is on hand to counsel the patient on the results. As a matter of course, arrestees...

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