New Orleans PD plans to increase traffic stops as enforcement cameras come down

The New Orleans Police Department is planning to increase traffic stops as Mayor LaToya Cantrell follows through on a campaign promise to remove traffic enforcement cameras.

NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison told City Council members Tuesday (Nov. 13) that the plan to increase traffic stops is a solid crime deterrent strategy because it’s among the most visible enforcement actions officers can take.

Some City Council members question whether NOPD should shift manpower resources to traffic enforcement now that Cantrell plans to turn off 20 cameras and limit cameras near schools to only the hours that school zones are in effect.