"J" from Nightwatch


New Orleans Police Department: Special Operations Division

Why I Decided to Become a Police Officer

I’ve always wanted to be a police officer. As soon as I graduated from high school I started working at the sheriff’s office and learned more about the job. By the time I was 21, I joined NOPD looking to make a difference in my city.

What I Love About My Job

I love this job because no two days are alike –there’s always something different going on and you never know what is going to happen. Even your job itself is always changing, not only are you a police officer, but at any moment you could be a counselor or a father figure to kids on the street. I love the excitement of going into the unknown.


I love anything outdoors, especially hunting or fishing on the lake. I want to see and travel the world but I’ll always be up for a trip to Disney World for vacation.