Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Some National Guard to become Police

Fromthe town talk dot com word that 17 National Guard troops who have been patrolling the streets of New Orleans began a special session of the police academy on Monday.

Most guardsmen have been in New Orleans since the storm, a good number of them arrived in June of 2006, as shown in the photo above.

The guardsmen will finish the class in 12 weeks, instead of 20. The experienced troops will be able to step into the job quickly and provide a real boost for the department.

Too bad someone with as much experience couldn't take over Riley's spot. Then we'd see some positive leadership from the NOPD.


Jon said...

I didn't know NOLA still had guardsmen. Over here on the MS Gulf Coast we only had them for about 3 - 6 months.

I'm glad folks liked it enough to stay over there. The additional help is hopefully welcomed?


judyb said...

Yeah, Jon. They've been in NOLA since june of '06. I remember who
good I felt when I did this post: