The Citizens Organization for Police Support in the 8th District of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), better known as COPS 8, is conducting a monthlong "comments campaign" of residents and visitors. The district includes the French Quarter, Central Business District, Warehouse District and much of the Faubourg Marigny. The results will be turned over to 8th District Commander Jeffrey Wells.
"If somebody has good things to say or bad things to say, we're looking for all of it," says Robert Armstrong, a board member of COPS 8.
This is a new initiative for the group, which traditionally has held fundraisers to support the 8th District. COPS 8 has purchased scooters and golf carts for officers, as well as funds to paint the interior of the Royal Street police station and an annual holiday dinner for officers and their families.
It's an open-ended survey, meaning there are no formal questions; COPS 8 just wants general thoughts and comments via email. Submit yours to firstname.lastname@example.org. — Kevin Allman