Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in August 2014 by former mayor Mitch Landrieu and reappointed in May 2018 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.
He joined the New Orleans Police Department in 1991 and advanced through the ranks of the department, becoming a detective in the Major Case Narcotics Section in 1995, promoted to sergeant in 1998, where he served in the Eighth Police District and then in the Public Integrity Bureau until 2006 when he was promoted to lieutenant, but continued to serve there until early 2009. He was also the assistant commander in the Seventh District in 2009.
In January 2011, he was appointed to the position of commander, where he served as commander of the Special Investigations Division; managing the narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and gang enforcement units of NOPD. In January 2012, he assumed command of the Seventh Police District, overseeing police services for eastern New Orleans, until he was appointed superintendent.
As Superintendent, Harrison led the NOPD through comprehensive reform while managing the nation’s most robust and expansive police consent decree. Under his leadership, the NOPD manages security for some of the nation’s largest special events; attracting approximately 11 million visitors annually.
Prior to joining the NOPD, Harrison served for eight years with the Louisiana Air National Guard. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a master of criminal justice from Loyola University.
If you go:
When: Monday, February 25, 2019; 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program
Where: Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202
Cost: $50 members
This event is limited to GBC member companies and employees of GBC member companies. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund.
For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820.