318 N. Court St. Opelousas, La 70570
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The Opelousas Police Department's mission is to reduce fear of crime and victimization in a manner that elicits public support and approval. We will conform to the highest standards of law enforcement and in still a strong sense of organizational Esprit de Corps.
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We will maintain an attitude of courtesy; and objectivity toward people in all contacts. The Department will ensure the highest degree of sensitivity, cultural, and human rights awareness among its members.
We will continually assess the manner in which we interact, both within the Department and with the community.
We will provide a harmonious atmosphere at work that supports a maximum level of professionalism and responsiveness to the public we serve.
The Department will seek state-
quality personnel, and to support them in the accomplishment of their assigned tasks. The Department will create a climate supporting teamwork, career development and recognition for all personnel.
The Opelousas Police Department is comprised of six divisions: Investigative Services Division, S.W.A.T, Crime Suppression Team, Motorcycle Division, Patrol Division, and OPD Reserve Division.
All departments work as one to serve the citizens of our community and to provide crime deterrent services and programs to the citizens and businesses within the City of Opelousas. Included in this endeavor are programs consisting of informative lectures, crime reduction programs, and outreach initiatives. These complimentary services not only assist in the suppression of crime but also minimize the fear and negative perception associated with crime through a working partnership between the police and the community.
In conclusion, we are committed to providing quality service and police support to our fellow citizens and we are constantly striving to enhance and improve upon the quality and efficiency of the services that we provide.