In December 2007 Kevin Unter wrote a dissertation titled “The New Orleans Police Department: Melding Police and Policy to Dramatically Reduce Crime in the City of New Orleans”. I was interested so I gave it a read and noticed he cited a 1984 history of NOPD that I couldn’t find anywhere else. I shot Kevin a note and he quickly responded that he had a copy in his basement somewhere (he no longer lives in Louisiana, obviously).

I open my mail a week later and find a copy of the 56-page history for my nerdy reading pleasure. The history was written by Ruth Asher (no relation) who served as a clerk with NOPD for over half a century.

If you’re interested I’ve uploaded the history for your nerdy reading pleasure History of the New Orleans Police Department (1984). Enjoy!