NEW ORLEANS— In an effort to bolster the ranks of local police applicants, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF) is pleased to announce its association with COP NOLA, a new program to help New Orleanians find a pathway to a professional, rewarding career with the New Orleans Police Department. COP NOLA—“Committed to Opportunity and Prosperity”—is a free educational program for NOPD candidates with the goal of raising the local passage rate for the civil service test and improving candidate interview skills to ensure that a high-paying profession with excellent benefits remains accessible to local applicants.
COP NOLA began as a collaboration between young professionals who were committed to creating tangible progress toward a safer, more prosperous, and inclusive city that provides excellent opportunities to all of its citizens. The concept for COP NOLA originally arose from the Young Leadership Council’s Leadership Development Series, a program for young professionals to develop volunteer-led community projects. Because COP NOLA’s mission is closely aligned with the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation’s goal of promoting excellence in policing and positive community engagement, the collaboration is a natural fit.