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Sheriff Susan Hutson announces pay raise for OPSO deputies

NEW ORLEANS - 12-01-2022

Sheriff Susan Hutson today reported that the hourly wage is going up for most OPSO deputies.

Starting with their Dec. 8 paycheck, all eligible hourly workers at the Sheriff's Office will receive an additional $2.43 per hour. This pay bump means that pay for deputies increases from $15.57 per hour to $18 per hour. Deputies unaffected by the pay increase are those who have received raises since May 2022 as well as new administrative hires.

Sheriff Hutson said, "I promised to fight for deputy pay increases, and thanks to everyone who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with me, I'm delivering on that promise. I also want to thank the New Orleans City Council for recognizing how critical our security workforce is to the administration of criminal justice. Investing in our deputies is really an investment in public safety for all New Orleanians."

Besides increasing deputy pay, Sheriff Hutson is seeking the City Council's support for more compensation and benefits for Sheriff's Office staffers that would include a 5 percent longevity bonus, 100 percent employer-paid healthcare, and a $2 per hour shift differential for working the second shift in the jail.


Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Hosts 48th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration

NEW ORLEANS - 11-09-2022

Irma Thomas, Leo Nocentelli perform at Morial Convention Center

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office will celebrate its 48th annual Sheriff's Thanksgiving Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

As a part of the celebration, Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office (OPSO) employees and volunteers will serve more than 3,000 holiday meals to those who need it most across the New Orleans community including individuals in assisted living facilities, local shelters and more.

"The simple act of sharing a Thanksgiving meal together is another way to give back and to give members of our community a new hope," said Sheriff Susan Hutson.

The homemade Thanksgiving meals will include turkey, stuffing, yams, peas, rolls, and pies (sweet potato or pecan) for community members in need of a holiday meal.

As a Thanksgiving tradition, a performance by Grammy Award winning artist Irma Thomas and the OPSO Special Reserve band will take place in Hall I-2 of the Morial Convention Center. Also taking the stage at the convention center will be Leo Nocentelli, a founding member and lead guitarist of the funk band, The Meters.

Volunteer are needed to assist with meal service. Volunteers will receive four hours of community service and will begin their shifts between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Nov. 21. For information on volunteering and to register, visit –

Or reach out to Commander Mandrel Pansy with any questions on volunteering – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 504-827-6749.

The Sheriff's Thanksgiving Celebration is sponsored by the Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Morial Convention Center, OPSO Reserve Deputy Unit and Summit Food Service.

For more information on this event and the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, visit –


Weekly Incident Report - Week Ending 28 October 2022

28 October 2022

Weekly Incident Report - Week Ending 28 October 2022

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Sheriff Susan Hutson, OPSO staff to host safe Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween

NEW ORLEANS - 10-26-2022

Community invited to enjoy food, fun and festivities for the whole family


Sheriff Susan Hutson and OPSO staff groups will host a safe, and family friendly Trunk- or-Treat celebration on Halloween.

OPSO staff groups, in costume, will mount Halloween-theme displays from the trunks of their vehicles allowing trick-or-treaters to pick out their favorite candy and more.

Bring your friends and family to enjoy the food, fun, and festivities with our OPSO Family!

WHEN: 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2022
WHERE: Dillard University
Orleans Justice Center parking lot
2800 Perdido St., New Orleans
WHO: Sheriff Susan Hutson
OPSO staff groups

Weekly Incident Report - Week Ending 21 October 2022

21 October 2022

Weekly Incident Report - Week Ending 21 October 2022

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