City of New Orleans Announces NOPD’s Participation in ‘Neighbors by RING’ Program

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Jan. 26, 2023 
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City of New Orleans Announces NOPD’s Participation in ‘Neighbors by RING’ Program
NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced that at the recommendation of the Violent Crime Reduction Taskforce, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) has officially registered as a law enforcement agency with “Neighbors by RING.”  

“This action taken by the Violent Crime Reduction Taskforce and the NOPD is just another step in the right direction as we continue to provide the necessary resources to fight violent crime in our city,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell. “The ‘Neighbors by RING’ program is an opportunity to provide residents with a tool to assist in providing imperative information to solve incidents of crime. This is a safe, creative and free program that will be transformative in our City’s crime-solving efforts.”  

The “Neighbors by RING” program greatly increases the reach and availability of digital evidence that allows the community to engage with the police as they investigate crimes, provide general safety information and also request information after a specific incident.  This application can be used by all residents of New Orleans and not just those that use RING camera systems. If a resident has any digital evidence (doorbell camera, car camera and/or privately installed cameras), they can upload the information to “Neighbors by RING.” 

“Since being appointed as Interim Superintendent for the NOPD, it has been my daily mission to leverage more resources and programs to assist our efforts in reducing violent crime in our city,” said Chief Michelle Woodfork, Interim NOPD Superintendent. “By enlisting in this program, it will allow additional resources for residents but also the NOPD as we continue to make not only preventing violent crimes a priority but solving them when they do occur. The NOPD and the City of New Orleans are excited to join countless agencies across the country that have taken this innovative step.”   

“One of the major goals of the Violent Crime Reduction Taskforce is to evaluate available technology to aid the NOPD and city agencies in receiving and processing critical information and evidence. Today’s technological advances have proven how powerful both digital evidence and an engaged community can be. This is a huge win for the City of New Orleans, and we will continue our quest in connecting the dots, making strong and bold recommendations and leaving no stone unturned as we work to see results for our city,” said Orleans Parish Communications District Executive Director Tyrell Morris, who also serves as Chairman of the Violent Crime Reduction Taskforce. 

The Violent Crime Reduction Task Force remains laser focused on the prevention of violent crime as they continue to support NOPD and other law enforcement partners to remove the most violent offenders from our streets and ensure those impacted have the supportive services they need. In addition to implementing the “Neighbors by RING” program, the task force is also in the process of developing a public safety strategy surrounding schools from a public health perspective, in partnership with the New Orleans Health Department and New Orleans Public Schools. # # #