New Orleans, a city so beautiful and rich in culture, is also plagued with long known moniker as the American murder capital. A title not far fetched with the city having one of the highest rate overall crime in the country. The crime rate in the city is no stranger to national news making headlines almost daily. These are not the records a world-class city wants to portray. New Orleans is so much than crime and partying. Dedicated and hardworking citizens of the Big Easy, particularly those of the music communities are fed up and instead of demanding something be done, they themselves are taking action against the violence that plague New Orleans.
We have challenged our local celebrities to come out and get physically active for a good cause. Come out and support our efforts as we raise awareness and use or fan ship and voices for something more than stages and accolades. We are determined to make way in the efforts to help stop the violence in our beautiful city, New Orleans. The football game will begin around 3:30.
The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronald W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans is a safer place to live, work, and visit. The police force, which currently employs approximately 1,735 dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity. Let us do our part.