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Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Issues Statement About Deputy Constable Martinus Mitchum

NEW ORLEANS - 02-26-2021

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office mourns the loss of the deputy constable killed tonight in the line of duty. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the 2nd City Court Constable at this difficult time.


Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Issues Statement On COVID-19 Testing And Vaccination

NEW ORLEANS - 02-18-2021

Following is a statement from Sheriff Marlin Gusman regarding COVID-19 testing and vaccination at OPSO:

"The nature of corrections involves working and living in extremely close quarters. Our agency has already experienced the loss of three of our staff members because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the onset of this pandemic, we have availed ourselves of every available tool to protect our staff, inmates, and the community.

"Immediately after tests became accessible, OPSO was one of the first agencies statewide to implement mass testing of all staff, contractors, and inmates every 21 days. Combined with daily temperature checks of all staff and inmates, as well as mandatory quarantine for inmates at intake, this protocol has resulted in our ability to control the community spread of COVID-19 in our facility among both staff and inmates. Throughout this pandemic, we have given all staff members two calendar weeks of paid leave to ensure that exposed or symptomatic individuals had the incentive to remain home.

"Recently, another tool in the fight against COVID-19, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, became available to the OPSO with the assistance of the Louisiana Sheriff's Association. The vaccine has not only been proven to prevent infection of COVID-19 in the vast majority of circumstances but has also been shown to eliminate cases which lead to hospitalization or death. Working with Ochsner Health Systems, our agency was able to obtain and administer over 750 COVID-19 vaccines to our staff and contractors.

"OPSO is faced with the reality of a highly vulnerable situation with respect to COVID-19 – operating a jail required to accept arrestees who are COVID-19 positive, and having staff members who enter and leave the facility daily. Requiring this vaccine as a condition of entry into our facilities makes our staff, their families, our inmates, and the public safer. Our policy was drafted with the assistance of legal counsel and provides accommodations for medical and religious circumstances. No staff member will be terminated because of his or her refusal to take the vaccine.

"The OPSO will continue to remain at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 and strives for continued success at minimizing its impacts in the Orleans Justice Center."


Travis Hill School At Orleans Justice Center Holds Virtual Graduation; Three Students Earn G.E.D.

NEW ORLEANS - 01-29-2021

The Travis Hill School at the Orleans Justice Center held a virtual graduation ceremony for three students who received their high school diploma as family and friends applauded their accomplishment via Zoom.

Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman, praised the graduates on their achievement. "In the midst of a pandemic, there are signs of hope. These three young men, who have overcome many obstacles, give us hope and show us that our future is bright. Each one is a positive asset to our community," he said.

The Sheriff also touted the strong partnership between the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office and the Orleans Parish School Board. A close collaboration between the two agencies makes it possible for incarcerated individuals to attain their G.E.D.

Other speakers at the virtual graduation ceremony were School Superintendent Henderson Lewis, Jr. and District 3 School Board Member Olin Parker.

More students are expected to earn their G.E.D. next month.

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If you have a medical question about an inmate, call the Medical Inmate Advocate at 504-202-9451.

The Medical Inmate Advocate is an experienced OPSO nurse who will investigate your concern and call you back. If you wish to provide medical information about an inmate, call the Medical Inmate Advocate. Medical confidentiality is maintained, but your concerns will be addressed.


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All family, friends, and attorneys should report immediately any information about inmate-against-inmate sexual abuse, sexual harassment or staff-against-inmate sexual relationships, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.  Help the OPSO promote sexual safety and report these incidents confidentially to our sexual abuse hotline:

1-844-201-4312 or (504) 717-2279


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Programs for Public Benefit

Young Marines

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.


West Bank Major Crime Taskforce

Deputies assigned to this task force focusing on major crimes and narcotics enforcement on the West Bank.

United States Marshals Task Force

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.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)

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


Criminal Patrols

This program focuses on outstanding warrants for violent crimes. Persons wanted for violent crimes are targeted and arrested for public safety. This program is grant funded in partnership with the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and focuses on proactive crime prevention in high crime areas and the apprehension of wanted fugitives.

Day Reporting Center

The Day Reporting Center is a collaborative agreement between the New Orleans Sheriff Office and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. The New Orleans Day Reporting Center program strives...


Programs for Inmates

Transitional Workforce Center

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.


Low Literacy to GED  Educational Services

These services are provided by our educational partners, the Orleans Parish Public Schools’ Alternative Learning Institute (South White Street Female Facility, juveniles held as adults, House of Detention, and Orleans Parish Prison)...


HIV Counseling and Testing

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...


GED Testing Center

OPSO is a State of Louisiana Department of Education certified GED testing facility. We give a monthly GED test for the public, and test inmate students within secure facilities approximately every two months or as students are ready.


Community Service

Inmates who are considered low risk and who wish to work for the public good are assigned to Community Service, where they perform a number of civic tasks. The Community Service Division also works in partnership with...


Alcoholics Anonymous

This program is available to inmates in the House of Detention and the Warren McDaniels Transitional Workforce Center and will be expanding to other buildings as additional volunteers are gained. There is also a group...


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