Thank An Officer Event


Global Maritime Ministries is hosting their first ever “Thank An Officer” Event in appreciation of our Harbor Police Department. The event will be held Wednesday, May 18th from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. as part of Port NOLA’s ongoing Maritime Month celebrations. There will be snacks, coffee and refreshments at the Global Maritime Ministries Center located at 3635 Tchoupitoulas St. This is anopportunity for members of the industry and the local community to show their appreciation for the work HPD does every day to keep all of us safe.

Port of New Orleans Celebrates Sixth Annual Maritime Month


The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) recognizes its sixth annual Maritime Month May 1-31 and National Maritime Day on May 22 to pay tribute to the region’s rich maritime history and to honor the hardworking men and women of the local maritime workforce.

Port of New Orleans Swears In New Harbor Police Chief Melanie Montroll


Today, the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) swore in Captain Melanie Montroll as the new Chief of its Harbor Police Department (HPD), becoming the department’s first woman and first African American woman Chief of Police. Montroll succeeds Chief Robert Hecker, who retires after having led HPD for more than 26 years.

Montroll was sworn in today by Brandy D. Christian, President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans and CEO of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad. Congressman Troy A. Carter Sr. was present to provide congratulatory remarks and a Congressional proclamation.