Data News Staff Edited Report
Last week New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson announced he will retire from his position effective Dec. 22nd, according to city officials.
In a statement, Ferguson thanked Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the citizens of the City New Orleans.
“We need to support each other as we continue the work of making the city safe for its residents and visitors. After 24 years of service in a profession that takes a lot out of the individuals who answer this call, it is time for me to take a step back and place more priority on my family and my own well-being. I will still be your neighbor, and I will always be a part of the city that I love so much.”
Throughout his long career he’s held several posts with NOPD that included:
Commander of the Educational and Training Division, which oversees the police academy. Commander of the Second District from 2016 to 2018, and NOPD’s Fourth District from 2014 to 2016.
Upon being informed of his retirement New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a statement that in part read:
“The City of New Orleans will soon bid farewell to a great leader, a great partner and a great friend. After 24 years of dedicated public service to the City of New Orleans, Superintendent Shaun Ferguson will retire at the end of this year. He gave this city his very best – the safety and well-being of each and every resident and visitor was always his top priority.”