More people feel safe in New Orleans, but fewer are satisfied with NOPD

David Blake
October 03, 2017 - 1:18 pm

The latest survey by the Crime Coalition is out today, and it shows some mixed results. While 82 percent of people surveyed now say they feel safe in their own neighborhoods, the satisfaction rate with police is down to 51 percent, But, they found more residents are getting along better with cops, and the force is responding.

Greg Rusovich with the Crime Coalition says he's not that disappointed about police.

Listen to Greg Rusovich with WWL's David Blake:

''The culture is changing, they interact very well with the public and they're doing more proactive policing which is very important,'' said Rusovich.

The survey is a measuring stick of public perception for the NOPD, and how people feel about crime and safety where they live.

''More people are satisfied with police in their own neighborhood,'' Rusovich said.

This is year thirteen for the survey and for the first time respondents said they feel safe visiting other parts of New Orleans.

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