NOPJF Stake Out for Justice

Posted on: October 24 2008 | Posted in: Key Issues

As President of GNOHLA, I am requesting your support of and participation in the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation’s (NOPJF) Stake Out for Justice luncheon, its most important fundraising event. (See invitation below and attached.)

Without a doubt, safety is of utmost importance to our industry. NOPJF has done an excellent job over the past ten years of driving the effort to reduce crime and institute criminal justice reform. Supporting NOPJF, supports the Police Department, reduces crime and increases safety. With your support, NOPJF can continue with such accomplishments as:

· initiating the Behind the Badge Recruiting & Retention Campaign;
· establishing the Community Prosecutor Unit that designates additional District Attorneys to each police district;
· increasing police officer presence by hiring 50 retired police officers to work within NOPD as civilian contractors performing administrative duties and freeing up current officers to patrol the streets;
· re-engineering police and district attorney communication protocols to enhance case convictions in Orleans parish. These changes in the criminal justice system help reduce crime and keep New Orleans criminal activity of the national news.

The mission of the Police & Justice Foundation is to make New Orleans a safer place to live, work and visit.

We would like to have a show of strong support from the hotel industry, so if you have not yet done so, please consider buying a table, or putting a table of 10 together with your colleagues ($150 per person). Individual tickets may also be purchased at $150 each. Hope to see you on Nov 17th.

If you have any questions, please email or call Carole Berke of the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation at carole@nopjf.org or (504) 232-0890. Also, feel free to contact Mavis Early, GNOHLA Executive Director at (504) 525-2264 or mavisearly@gnohla.com if she can be of any assistance to you.

Bill McCreary
President
Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association

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