FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OPCD Announces Release of Inaugural Annual Report
NEW ORLEANS (February 08, 2021) – The Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) is proud to announce the release of the agency’s inaugural annual report.
As this as the first annual report submitted by the agency, members of the OPCD Command Staff made a conscious decision to present OPCD and NOLA-311 budgets and accomplishments spanning the years of 2018 through 2020, providing a full representation of the agency under the leadership of Executive Director, Tyrell Morris. Beginning in 2022, the agency will release more traditional annual reports detailing agency information solely relating to the previous calendar year.
The current OPCD Annual Report, which can be viewed here, provides the public with information on the following topics and departments:
- OPCD History
- Board of Commissioners
- Organization Structure
- OPCD Mission
- Diversity & Demographics
- Organization Budgets
- Operational Achievements
- Individual Staff Achievements
- Technological Advancements
- Public Engagement Efforts
“I am incredibly excited to share this annual report with the people of New Orleans,” stated OPCD Executive Director, Tyrell Morris. “Along with our public safety partners, OPCD collectively serves and protects millions of residents and visitors, and this is the perfect opportunity to highlight our successes in executing those duties as an agency and, ultimately, as a city. Each accomplishment shown within this document closely connects with the vital and basic mission of OPCD; Get the Right People to the Right Place at the Right Time Better than Anyone Else in the World.”
“I want to take a moment to publicly acknowledge and thank Domonique Curry, Chief of Staff and Marcus Creel, Public Engagement Manager for taking this task and truly presenting something we can all be proud of,” continued Director Morris. “Thank you.”
OPCD also took the opportunity to dedicate a section of the annual report toward recognizing the call takers and dispatchers who have worked at OPCD and within the City of New Olreans, since the organizations inception in 1982. Included in that recognition were four recent retirees, and one fallen Hero Under the Headset, Ms. Stephanie Broussard (Operator 188), who passed away in October of 2020.
About Orleans Parish Communications District (www.OPCDLA.gov)
Formed in 1982, the Orleans Parish Communication District is the public safety answering point (PSAP) for all emergency communications via 9-1-1 within Orleans Parish. The agency employs over 140 individuals and provides emergency medical dispatch, emergency fire dispatch, and emergency police dispatch for the millions of annual visitors and residents of the City of New Orleans. OPCD is a member of the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).
Marcus W. Creel, MS
OPCD Public Engagement Manager