In October, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Bike Patrol completed an important certification course in order to bolster the safety of the building and its guests. The course, accredited by the International Police Mountain Bike Association, reinforced the training of the Convention Center’s Bike Patrol through night operations, bike maintenance, and other important tactical operations.
The course, conducted by Tulane Police Lieutenant Stanley Cosper Sr., included written and practical portions, and taught the patrol vital skills they can use in situations that arise often during the average day at the Convention Center, such as effectively navigating through crowds, how to ascend and descend stairways, and quickly responding to service calls.
“This training is very important for our safety, protecting our campus and being highly visible to our staff and attendees,” said David Black, Public Safety Manager of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. “The bike patrol is one of the many ways that we share our commitment to safety here at the Convention Center. They serve a critical function in our safety operations, which is why keeping them up to date with the latest training is vital to our mission.”
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center currently employs five full-time bike patrol officers who will service all of the Convention Center’s 120+ events in 2019.
Officers with the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Bike Patrol
About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
With 1.1 million square feet of prime exhibit space, in an entirely contiguous hall, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center provides the largest single exhibit space in the country. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center features an award winning staff and first class amenities, and is the sixth largest convention center in the nation. A consistent Top 10 host of the largest conventions and tradeshows in the nation annually, the Convention Center is also one of the city’s “Top Workplaces.” A leading contributor to the city’s robust tourism economy, the Convention Center’s event activity has produced $90.1 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $5.7 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments.