Why Hire NOPD?

New Orleans Police Department officers are the best equipped, most professional security officers in the region.

Our officers know how to manage the public, diffuse potentially dangerous situations, and respond in every situation with professionalism. They have the ability to make arrests and call for immediate back-up in emergencies. From patrolling the neighborhoods to managing millions of people for special events, your officers are trained and ready to serve.

The safety and protection of our citizens, visitors, and businesses are critical to our way of life in New Orleans, so we’ve made it easy for you to hire a professional New Orleans Police officer for your private security needs.



  • Retail & Restaurant Security
  • Property Protection (Neighborhood Patrol, Worksite Protection)
  • Permitted Special Event Security (including Block Parties)
  • Sporting Events
  • School Events & Team Escorts
  • Construction Traffic Management
  • Private & Public Events

*Currently the OPSE only manages static security details that are paid hourly. We do not manage escort, K-9, motorcade (including second lines and parades), or mounted details. Until the OPSE assumes responsibility for these, you can continue to hire officers for these types of details by calling the NOPD Special Events Section or Traffic Division.

NOPD Traffic Division - Eric Carr - 504.658.6205

NOPD Special Events Section Walter Powers - 504.658.6201


If you are planning a Special Event, please visit the City of New Orleans Special Events website.



Fee Schedule (add $17 per hour for holidays)
Rank Cost per hour
Patrol Officer $33.68
Full-time employed Lieutenant or Sergeant working in a non-supervisory role $33.68
Reserve Officer any rank, working in a non-supervisory role $33.68
Sergeant (or full-time Lieutenant working down in Sgt role) $36.90
Lieutenant $40
Captain / Major / Commander $44



"They have always said to give the customer whatever they want. And to me, those are foreign words because it's not ever what I want. Everyone is so nice. Working with them has been a pleasure. Things are working well. Many times it's said that it's a pleasure working with you because of the personal interactions, but the business side is also working well."

—Teddy Martin, Maple Area Residents Incorporated Neighborhood Association

About Us

The Office of Police Secondary Employment

In May 2012, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a major step forward by creating the Office of Police Secondary Employment (OPSE). The new, independent organization manages secondary employment for police officers. The new system centralizes oversight and shifts the responsibility for all aspects of police secondary employment from the individual officer to the OPSE. This means all initial contracting of work, joint planning to meet customer needs, scheduling of officers and supervisors, payment and accounting for work, and customer feedback will be executed and managed by the OPSE. Freeing officers of this administrative burden allows the police department to focus on preventing, fighting, and investigating crime in our city while maintaining an important supplementary service for businesses and civic organizations and preserving additional earning potential for our officers.