On January 23, 2017, the City of New Orleans introduced a $40 million crime prevention plan that includes installation of cameras and vehicle-tracking equipment in over 20 of the city’s neighborhoods. These camera feeds, as well as the feeds from existing public and private security cameras, will be sent to the New Orleans Police Department central command center and monitored around the clock.
In addition to these enhanced surveillance efforts, the City of New Orleans has proposed increased security on Bourbon Street, including blocking off vehicle access to the first eight blocks, and requiring bars to keep their doors closed after 3 a.m. The goal is to discourage patrons from congregating on the street.
Pierce C. Azuma