Modernizing and Streamlining Police Department Processes

The New Orleans Police Department is taking major strides to reform the city’s criminal justice system in an attempt to be even more responsive to the needs of its community. In just five years, the city has been viewed as a leader in police reform.

As part of its ongoing efforts, FUSE Fellow E. Aminata Brown will help modernize and digitize the department’s processes, including going paperless, so that officers can better serve the city’s residents. By modernizing IT infrastructure and practices, NOPD anticipates that police officers will be able to spend less time completing administrative duties and more time serving communities. This means that NOPD will be able to more quickly and efficiently respond to calls, protect residents, and establish positive relationships with the community.

Aminata’s work will result in an action plan for modernizing the department’s IT infrastructure. This plan will be used to help bring the department into the 21st century and achieve the goal of becoming paperless by the end of 2018. The improved NOPD that results from this work will be in a better position to recruit and retain officers for the future.