Operational Services is the most diverse bureau of the department, providing numerous and varied support functions, including serving as the repository for all criminal and traffic records.
DIVISIONS WITHIN OPERATIONAL SERVICES
Subpoena Service/Court Liaisons
Crime Information Unit
Statistics and Research
The Alarm Enforcement Section is responsible for licensing,
regulating, maintaining statistics, and collecting fees from alarm
users in the city and parish.
The Licensing Section is responsible for issuing licenses
and maintaining records on all persons and businesses licensed by the
Chief of Police.
The Subpoena Services/Court Liaison Section is responsible
for serving subpoenas and other court documents to department
personnel, and for maintaining liaisons with area courts.
The Bicycle Registration Division is responsible for
registering and licensing all bicycles sold and ridden in the city, as
well as enforcing applicable bicycle traffic ordinances. This division
is also responsible for storage and disposition of all abandoned,
recovered and seized bicycles.
The Training Services Unit is responsible for the
recruitment and training of all prospective and newly hired officers,
and the in-service training and re-certification of existing personnel
in all aspects of law enforcement as well as the maintenance of
records relating to such training. The firearms training section is
responsible for all training of potential, newly hired, and existing
personnel in the area of firearms safety and proficiency. The
recruiting section is responsible for interviewing prospective
employees, conducting all necessary background checks and tests, and
providing lists of qualified and recommended candidates for employment
The Criminal Records Section maintains a centralized record
system of all criminal offense reports prepared by officers of the
department, arrest reports, fingerprint cards, and all necessary files
and systems for criminal information storage, retrieval, archiving,
The Traffic Records Section is responsible for the
maintenance of a central traffic records system, providing report
production, a public counter service facility, and a system for
traffic information storage, retrieval and disposition.
The Latent Print Section operates as an identification unit,
analyzing, comparing, cataloguing and classifying submitted
The Crime Information Unit is responsible for operating the
National Crime Information Center computer and teletype system,
receiving and distributing advisories from other agencies, and
inputting information originating with this department, for
dissemination to other interested agencies.
The Crime Statistics and Research Unit manages the FBI
uniform crime reports and provides statistically oriented data to
other divisions and outside agencies.
The Communications Division is responsible for proper
routing of all telephone calls to the department. This division
receives and processes all requests for police services.
Communications personnel also dispatch, via radio, the appropriate
police units to investigate and assist as needed.
The Technological Support Unit is responsible for
operating, maintaining, and updating all computer systems used by the