In the early 2000′s, Mid-City saw a very large spike in crimes. We created a neighborhood watch and some individuals even paid for private patrol out of their own pockets, but something else had to be done to combat the crime. As a community, we knew the benefits of having an increased police presence, and so steps were taken to create the Mid-City Security District (MCSD).
After a 70% majority vote, the MCSD became a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana. Since the MCSD became effective in 2009, crime rates in our neighborhood dropped down by 35%, bringing the average number of persons crimes from 183 a year to 122.
The MCSD is governed by a a board of five commissioners, all of which live in the district and have full voting privileges on matters brought before the board. Commissioners are decided by appointment. MCNO appoints two commissioners, Parkview Neighborhood Association appoints one and the Councilmembers representing District “A” and District “B” each appoint a commissioner.
The Mid-City Security Board meets every third Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 4011 Canal Street. The locations of the meetings are subject to change, please check their website for more information regarding the MCSD’s meeting schedule.
If you would like to contact the Board of Commissioners, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a Security Escort from the Hours of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Call: (504) 252-1570.