1990, the Citizens Organization for Police Support 2 - COPS 2 -
the first tax-exempt
in New Orleans
dedicated to the support of police officers assigned to
the Second District.
All dues and donations are used for programs and items
to enhance the working lives of our officers.
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In Memory of
Officer Rodney Thomas
End of watch July 17, 2013
5th ANNUAL COPS 2 MAGAZINE STREET BLUES FESTIVAL
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Corner of Magazine St. and Napoleon Ave.
This year's festival promises to be a fun-filled family day. Come join us in supporting our NOPD 2nd District Police with local food vendors, artists booths, free music and a kiddie area with games and inflatables.
Click here for more information about the festival.
28th Annual COPS 2 Mardi Gras Meals
One of the ways we try to personalize our thanks to the police officers of the 2nd District is to serve them meals at various times during Mardi Gras. We work with businesses in the community who donate items for the meals and we set up a nice venue at the Station for the officers to gather before they go out to the parade route for the long Mardi Gras hours. 2013 marks the 28th consecutive year that COPS 2 has coordinated this effort. Feeding the officers of the Second District is one of the oldest traditions of COPS 2
New Scooter for "The 2nd"
COPS 2 recently helped the 2nd District purchase a new scooter, making a total of five
scooters provided to the district since 2006. The 2nd District officers use the scooters
to allow them quick and easy access in high-traffic areas to address crime, provide
greater visibility and promote positive public relations. The scooters are used mainly
in the areas of Magazine, Oak and Tchopitoulas Streets.
Detectives Get New Laptops
COPS 2 donated funds for laptops for the 2nd District Detectives Unit.
Each of our 2nd District Detectives now has a "state of the art" laptop which enhances their
ability to connect quickly to the NOPD main computer and thus do their investigative work more
efficiently. The portability is an important aspect of their investigative and report-writing work.
Photo curtesy of Uptown Messenger.
Click here to read Uptown Messenger article.
Tommy Parker Awards
Tommy Parker was an exceptional member of COPS 2 who served for many years on the Board and is remembered for his dedication
and hard work to helping police officers in the 2nd District. Upon
his death, The Azby Fund, and friends of Tommy Parker established
a memorial fund for "Tommy Parker Awards" in order to recognize
the outstanding work of police officers in the 2nd District. The
Tommy Parker Awards are presented each quarter to the 2nd District's
Best Patrol Officer, Best DIU (Detective Investigative Unit) Officer,
and Best Reserve or Rank Officer.
At the end of the year, The Tommy Parker Best of the Best is awarded
to the officer who stands out among the best of the quarterly award
recipients in each category. The award recipients are determined
by careful evaluation of the supervisors and Commander of the 2nd
District with input from COPS 2.
Click here to see recent award recipients.
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