OPCD Welcomes Recruitment Class 23-01 

Contact: Emma Skilbred 

Public Information Officer 


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OPCD Welcomes Recruitment Class 23-01 

New Orleans, LA (January 31, 2023) The Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) is proud to welcome its newest recruitment class of future first responders (Class 23-01). These recruits will complete the agency’s 16-week academy full of academically rigorous coursework, skills assessments, certification exams and final on the job evaluation by a certified training specialist. Upon graduation these individuals will join the rank of OPCD heroes that save lives every day, answering over 1.2 million calls, annually.  

“It is an honor to welcome the new recruitment class of 23-01,” said Executive Director, Tyrell Morris. “I am looking forward to seeing them #SHOWUP for the City of New Orleans and for each other. They are the first responders, the heroes under the headset, who embody our mission here at OPCD to Get the Right People, to the Right Place, at the Right Time; Better than Anyone Else in the World. Welcome, new recruitment class!” 

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 180 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).