Welcome

Thank you for taking the opportunity to visit the Kenner Police Department’s website.  The Kenner Police Department’s mission is to provide our community with the most effective and professional law enforcement and public safety services and we are proud to be regarded as one of the most progressive law enforcement agencies in the nation. Each year we take steps to implement state-of-the-art technology and train ourselves in the most effective methods of fighting crime.  Currently, we are hiring qualified, dedicated men and women to join our force.  Visit our recruiting section for more information.

As you explore this site, we hope to provide you with an overview of police department operations and introduce you to our proactive community efforts.  It is here that you can learn about the many innovative safety and crime prevention programs available to you, such as the Citizens’ Police Academy, Neighborhood Watch and Women’s Self Defense.  

I hope you will continue to visit our website and learn more about the Kenner Police Department. For more information, please write to us at 500 Veterans Blvd. Kenner, Louisiana 70062.  If you have a question or concern you’d like to email me about, I can be reached at kpd@kenner.la.us

Michael J. Glaser
Chief of Police

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Career Opportunities

Do you have what it takes to join the team?  We are currently hiring:

Police Officers
Correctional Peace Officers
Police Communications Officers
Call Takers                                                                                                                            Crime Scene Technicians                                                                               Administrative Assistants

 

Click Here to go to our Career Opportunities Page.

Mission Statement

The Kenner Police Department’s mission is to provide our community with the most effective and professional law enforcement and public safety services.  We recognize and take pride in our continuous contribution to the quality of life in our community.  We will meet the challenge of fulfilling our mission by basing our actions on these guiding principles:

Crime Prevention, Law Enforcement, & Public Safety

We strive to prevent criminal activity by engaging in innovative policing methods.

We preserve the peace and suppress crime by investigating suspected criminal activity. We arrest and incarcerate persons who commit criminal acts.

We protect life and property by effectively responding to all disasters and emergencies.

We promote the efficient flow of traffic, investigate accidents and encourage safe driving habits.

We respond in a timely manner to all service requests.

Community Relations

We educate our citizens about crime prevention.

We educate our youth on the dangers of substance abuse and delinquency.

We work to earn the respect of all the people we serve.  We perform our duties with courtesy, fairness, efficiency, professionalism and respect for diversity.

We promote an open-door policy concerning all matters of public interest.

We recognize and value the members of our community as partners in a unified effort to prevent and reduce crime.

Ethics & Professional Standards

We are committed to uphold our position of trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards.

We value the spirit of teamwork, commitment to duty and training.

We pledge to make maximum effective use of the resources and personnel and demonstrate fiscal responsibility.

Chief Of Police

Michael J. Glaser

It Has Been A Pleasure Serving You

As this will be my last Kenner Star column as your Chief of Police, I humbly thank you, the citizens of Kenner, for allowing me to serve in this vital capacity for the last eight years.  It has truly been a labor of love and I am proud to share some of our successes with you at this time.

First, none of our successes would be possible without the dedication and devotion of the brave members of the Kenner Police Department.  Their faithful tenacity, even in the face of adversity in events such as Hurricane Ida, defines the law enforcement profession.  KPD members definitely deserve an A+ for making Kenner a safer place to live, work and raise our families.

I also wish to express my appreciation to the Kenner City Council for working with the Kenner Police Department to supply the manpower and tools to fight and prevent crime.  By working together as a team, we were provided the means to enhance the security of our streets and neighborhoods, which is no easy task given our location as the transportation hub for the metropolitan New Orleans area.

Of course, our fellow area law enforcement professionals have also been of tremendous assistance in keeping our city safer.  Sheriff Joseph Lopinto and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office have fostered a close working relationship with our Department, sharing vital information and equipment whenever necessary and requested.  District Attorney Paul Connick, Jr. has also supported our efforts through professional prosecutions, thus removing numerous criminals from our community.  We also appreciate my fellow chiefs of police from both Jefferson Parish and throughout Louisiana, who have also shared many crime fighting ideas throughout the years.  The federal and state agencies, from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, and the Louisiana State Police have also been invaluable in offering their resources whenever called upon.

Technology has been a great friend and tool of law enforcement over the years, but more so today than at any other time.  In the past eight years, to help our Police Officers prevent and fight crime even further, our Department has strategically placed digital license plate reader systems throughout the entire city.  These systems have allowed our Officers to swiftly identify criminals and/or the vehicles utilized in the commission of criminal activities, resulting in numerous arrests.  We can only imagine what crime fighting technology will be available to us in the coming years that will make our neighborhoods even more secure than they already are!

Finally, I wish to thank you, the citizens of Kenner, for supporting and working with our Department in helping make the past eight years very successful for all of us.  Whether you have attended the Kenner Citizen Police Academy, participated in the National Night Out Against Crime, been active in a civic organization, or just keep a vigilant eye out in your neighborhood, you have contributed to the safety of the Kenner community through your involvement.  By staying involved, you will guarantee our families’ wellbeing for many years to come.

On July 1, 2022, Chief-elect Keith Conley will assume the solemn responsibilities as the head law enforcement executive of our fine city.  I am confident he will enjoy even greater successes in the coming years of his tenure with the support of the entire City of Kenner, the members of the Kenner Police Department, and our law enforcement community.  Of course, I will always be available to him for any guidance and counsel I can offer when needed.

Again, it has been a pleasure serving you.  Angela and I thank you always for your endless confidence and support these past eight years.  We will eternally be grateful.

Chief Glaser can be reached by email at kpd@kenner.la.us.  Visit the Kenner Police Department website at www.kennerpd.com.  You can also download the free Kenner P.D. mobile app for both Apple and Android devices as well as access the Kenner P.D. Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest updated crime, traffic, and other law enforcement-related information.