The Office of the Independent Police Monitor (IPM) is an independent, civilian police oversight agency created in August of 2009. Its mission is to improve cooperation and trust between the community and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) through objective review of police misconduct investigations. By providing outreach to the New Orleans community and making thoughtful policy recommendations to the NOPD and the City Council, the IPM works to promote accountability and increase the NOPD's openness and responsiveness to the community it serves.
The Police Monitor has three broad responsibilities:
1) to ensure that all concerns regarding police misconduct are classified and investigated at the appropriate level and that those investigations are fairly, timely and thoroughly handled. To make information about this review process available to the public.
2) to carefully consider aggregate data from complaints, investigations, community concerns and public policy in crafting recommendations aimed toward improving the quality services of the NOPD.
3) to reach out to inform the community about the complaint process and IPM activities, and to listen and respond to broader community concerns
DEDICATED to improving cooperation and trust between the community and the NOPD
COMMITTED to bringing highest national standards and