OPCD

Public Safety

Formed in 1982, the Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for all emergency communications via 9-1-1 and non-emergency city services via 3-1-1 within Orleans Parish. The agency employs more than 140 individuals and provides emergency medical dispatch, emergency fire dispatch, and emergency police dispatch for the millions of annual visitors and residents of the City of New Orleans. OPCD is a member of the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).

Basics

  • Number of Employees
    51-200 employees
  • Stage
    Full Product Ready
  • Founded
    1982
  • Primary Industry
    Public Safety

Description

Formed in 1982, the Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for all emergency communications via 9-1-1 and non-emergency city services via 3-1-1 within Orleans Parish.

The agency employs more than 140 individuals and provides emergency medical dispatch, emergency fire dispatch, and emergency police dispatch for the millions of annual visitors and residents of the City of New Orleans.

OPCD is a member of the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).