Harbor Police Department
Port of New Orleans



Greetings!  Welcome to the Harbor Police Web-site.  I have the privilege and honor to supervise fifty-seven of the most dedicated and outstanding employees who comprise the Harbor Police Department for the Port of New Orleans.  We currently employ forty-nine commissioned police officers and eight civilian staff members, all of whom strive for excellence each day and exemplify teamwork and unity.

Historically, the Harbor Police - Port of New Orleans has earned the reputation of maintaining one of the safest Ports in America.  However, since 9/11 we have inherited new challenges as we find ourselves at the forefront of Homeland Security.  Our personnel realize the tasks at hand and they work extremely hard toward meeting those challenges each and every day.

If you are interested in an adventurous career in law enforcement, and want to do your share towards protecting one of the nation's busiest seaports, please review the employment opportunities on the recruitment page.  You do not need to have any law enforcement experience to apply as we maintain our own P.O.S.T. certified police academy.

Thank you and be safe.

    Very truly yours,

Robert S. Hecker
Police Chief
Harbor Police - Port of New Orleans