Press Release – November 18, 2019

  MAJOR CRIMES TASK FORCE MAKES $1.2 MILLION DOLLAR DRUG BUST On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 during the morning hours, Agents with the Major Crimes Task Force, which consist of officers from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s...

Press Release – November 4, 2019

 Attached you will find two press releases which outline two homicides that occurred in the city of Gretna within a 12 hour period at two different locations within our city.  It should be also noted these are the first homicides in the city of Gretna this year, and...

Press Release – November 4, 2019

 On Saturday, November 2, 2019, at approximately 3:22pm members of the Gretna Police Department were dispatched to the Gretna Park Apartments, 901 Gretna Boulevard, in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival officers located a black male, later identified as Walter...

Press Release – September 12, 2019

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at approximately 10:37pm, Gretna Police Officers while patrolling closed businesses at the 90 block of the Westbank Expressway observed a black male looking into the windows of a business, as well as, unoccupied parked vehicles at the...

Press Release – September 6, 2019

During the early morning hours on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, ten (10) vehicle burglaries and two (2) attempted residential burglaries occurred in the McDonoghville neighborhood in the City of Gretna.   Immediately upon receiving reports of the incidents, officers...

Press Release – July 10, 2019

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE CLOSURE All administrative offices of the Gretna Police Department will be closing at 12:00pm on Thursday, July 11, 2019.  They are scheduled to re-open on Monday, July 15, 2019 for normal business hours. Gretna Police Law enforcement and...

Press Release – June 3, 2019

SWEAR LITIGATION Today, in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Gretna, the City settled a First Amendment Claim of free speech brought by a former, disgruntled police department employee in the federal court. While unsubstantiated and unproven...

Press Release – May 31, 2019

 On Friday, May 31, 2019, at approximately 4:00am, members of the Gretna Police Department were dispatched to the area of Adams and Weidman Streets in Gretna reference to gun shots. Upon officers arrival in the area the officers located a vehicle and attempted to...

Press Release – May 25, 2019

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, at approximately 12:30am members of the Gretna Police Department along with Emergency Medical Services and David Crockett Fire Department responded to a 911 call at 1216 Chilo Street in Gretna of a possible residence on fire. Upon arrival of...

Press Release – April 13, 2019

 On April 8, 2019, at approximately 11:00pm, a masked suspect entered the business of Pizza Hut, located at 2108 Franklin Avenue.  The suspect produced a firearm and demanded money. A second masked suspect acting in the capacity of a lookout, is also seen on video...