COPS 8 is a non-profit organization dedicated to the 8th District Police Officers in New Orleans. The 8th District is a high density, high needs area that consists of New Orleans’ most historic neighborhoods, including the French Quarter, the Marigny Triangle, the Marigny Rectangle and the Central Business District. COPS 8 members consist of residents, business owners, employees and patrons of the 8th District.
In 2002 a group of concerned, appreciative citizens who wanted to show gratitude to those who protect and serve the community, formed an alliance with the 8th District New Orleans Police to establish support and mutual understanding between the officers and the community.
Since COPS 8 inception, hundreds have joined in the mission: “to support and improve the quality of life for our 8th District Officers, which in turn enhances the security and safety of all 8th District citizens.”