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As a sergeant of Deputy Superintendent Rannie Mushatt’s staff, Sergeant Powell’s main role is a liaison between the Investigation and Support Bureau and the Public Integrity Bureau. Sergeant Powell’s responsibilities include assigning, tracking and monitoring all internal investigations. She assists in the conduct of disciplinary hearings, preparing vital notifications and pertinent paperwork. She also review​s staffing requirements, court attendance, policy compliance and training.

Recent alumus, Donnie Palliser '15 has been promoted to Executive Lieutenant to the Patrol Division.  In his new role he will oversee the K-9 and Highway Interdiction Unit. Exec. Lieutenant Palliser has 25 years of law enforcement experience with 23 years being with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.  He graduated cum lauded from Loyola in 2015 with a Bachelor in Criminal Justice and a minor in Forensics.  He is continuing his education at Loyola currently enrolled in the Masters of Criminal Justice program.

Loyola criminology professor and former N.O.P.D. Chief Ronal Serpas speaks to the increased scrutiny of police chiefs around the country in this article by USA Today.

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Look for the Dr. Jim Arey (Forensic Psychology Instr.) and Mark Iannazzo, J.D. (Criminal Procedure Instr.) article.

"Crisis Intervention Teams: An Evolution of Leadership in Community and Policing"
"James B. Arey, Ann H. Wilder, Anthony H. Normore, Mark D. Iannazzo and"
"Mitch Javidi"  POLICING, Volume 10, #2, June 2016 (pp143-149)

Dr. Ronal Serpas, Professor of Practice in the Department of Criminal Justice and Chairman of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration spoke in Washington D.C. on Mardi Gras Day, Tues. Feb 9th. (video)

This special and very timely issue of American Behavioral Scientist, co-edited by Kelly Frailing and Dee Wood Harper, brings together the work by preeminent disaster scholars from Loyola, Tulane, the University of New Orleans, Brown University and University of Colorado Boulder in an examination of long term disaster recovery in the United States.

William Thornton and Dee Wood Harper will be provided a consultation to a group of seven human rights and correctional specialist from the Republic of Uzbekistan on May 6, 2014.  They are here in New Orleans sponsored by the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council (NOCDC) and the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership (IVL) Program. The New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council is a nonprofit organization that arranges professional appointments and cultural activities for over 500 international leaders sent to New Orleans annually.

Drs. Laura Murphy, Christian Bolden & Rae Taylor latest report is getting national and regional exposure. Congratulations! You can see the reviews on these web links.

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Katrina Workman Berger '06 was named the Deputy Special Agent in Charge for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of Investigations in New Orleans, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As the No. 2 for the New Orleans' Office of Investigations, Katrina oversees the daily operations of the 16 Resident Agent in Charge Office of Investigations offices in Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

James W. Stewart '95, a former homicide officer from the New Orleans Police Department, is working for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) as the supervisor in the Florida Panhandle. He supervises the three FBI offices in Pensacola, Ft. Walton Beach and Panama City. James was in Washington, DC, for three years as a counterterrorism supervisor and also was stationed for five months in Pakistan and detailed to the CIA.


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