While we want all of our citizens andvisitors to have a safe and enjoyableMardi Gras, we understand that unfortunate eventssometimes occur. In the event you need additionalinformation or assistance you may wish to contact thefollowing agencies:
New Orleans Police Department715 South Broad StreetNew Orleans, LAwww.nopd.com
If a friend or familyMember is arrested
Orleans Parish Criminal Sheri819 South Broad StreetNew Orleans, LA 70119-7418Phone: (504) 822-8000www.opcso.org
If your vehicle is towed
City of New Orleans Auto Pound400 North Claiborne AvenueNew Orleans, LA 70112Phone: (504) 565-7450 or (504) 565-7451
New Orleans CVB: (504) 566-5011www.neworleanscvb.com
Enjoy the Parade!
Remember the Neutral Ground (Median) is publicproperty and it is illegal to “rope o ” or barricade areasfor private use.Glass containers are prohibited on the parade route.You may cross the street before and a� er the parade, atany break in the barricade, but rememberto watch for tra c.If you must cross the street during the parade, check witha Police O cer and they will tell you when or where it issafe to do so.Do not enter barricaded areas of the parade route withoutchecking with a Police O cer. O� en these areas arebarricaded for the safety of paradeparticipants and a endees.Do not place ladders, ice chests, chairs, or other itemsin intersections. These areas must be kept clear to allowemergency vehicles access to the parade route if needed.Do not be o ended if Police O cers assigned to theparade route are hesitant to retrieve beads or other itemsthrown from the oats. Doing so takes them away fromtheir primary duty, which is to vigilantly monitor thecrowd for potential problems and ensure your safety.
Mardi Grassafety tips
Your guide to a safeCarnival season
“Building a safer city for our residents and visitorsthrough collaboration andCommunication.”
Ronal W. Serpas, Superintendent of Police
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