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Troop N History

State Police Troop N was activated in August of 1963 in Crowley, Louisiana.  The Troop headquarters building was located on U.S. 90 west of Crowley, occupying a building that was previously used by the LSU rice experiment station for its business office and laboratory.  The first and only commander was Captain Malcolm R. “Mac” Millet and among the original Troop N personnel was Sergeant Donald J. Thibodeaux.  Both of these Troopers were later to become Superintendent of State Police and Director of Public Safety.

In addition to Millet and Thibodeaux there were 18 personnel assigned to Troop N, which covered Acadia and Vermillion Parishes for nearly six years before being deactivated and consolidated with Troop I on April 1, 1969.

On October 10, 2016, Troop N was re-activated as the new section designation for the former New Orleans Criminal Enforcement Detail/ French Quarter Public Safety Operation. The Troop office is located on the Port of New Orleans in a Harbor Police Sub-Station building with a Forward Operations Center in the French Quarter located in the historic Cabildo. Troop N's operation began with a deployment of 33 personnel including 24 Troopers, 6 Sergeants, 2 Lieutenant's and the Commander with the area of responsibility being the French Quarter section of New Orleans. The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carre, is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans and one of the nation's top tourist destinations. The colorful and sometimes raucous history of the French Quarter adds to the challenges of Troop N's unique operation. Troop N Troopers supplement and assist the New Orleans Police Dept.'s 8th District with calls for service, foot and vehicle patrols and the planning and coordination of the many major events hosted by the City of New Orleans. Additionally, Troop N Troopers respond to assist NOPD with shootings, emergency calls for assistance and other significant incidents throughout the city.