New NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson sworn in

New chief offers thanks to former chief, mayor, and others

David Blake
January 18, 2019 - 11:55 am

New Orleans Police has a new chief. Shaun Ferguson was sworn in as the new superintendent of the NOPD this morning at Gallier Hall. 

The 24-year-veteran of the NOPD ranks thanked God, his family, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and more.

''Thank you once again for this opportunity, I look forward to working with you, the staff, our team and our community, keep pushing forward,'' said Ferguson.

Ferguson, 46, said he is anxious to get started and will continue to do what they have been doing. 

''We will keep our commitment, our dedication to our citizens, as we press forward to make this best police department in the United States,'' Ferguson said.

Ferguson also acknowledged former superintendent Michael Harrison, who was on hand for the ceremonies. Ferguson called Harrison, who is leaving to become Baltimore's police commissioner,  his mentor.

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