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
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

Avoid Distractions While Driving

Distraction is anything that diverts the driver’s attention from the primary tasks of navigating the vehicle and responding to critical events. To put it another way, a distraction is anything that takes your eyes off the road (visual distraction), your mind off the road (cognitive distraction) or your hands off the wheel (manual distraction). So, when you think about tasks that can be a driving distraction, you can see that they often fit into more than one category – eating is visual and manual, whereas using a navigation system is all three.

There are two basic components of the distraction safety problem – the attentional demands of the distracting task and the frequency with which drivers choose to multitask. Task demands relate to the amount of resources (visual, cognitive, manual) required to perform the task. The other issue is exposure, which is how often drivers engage in the task. Putting those two concepts together, even an easy task can be a bigger safety problem if the person does the task 50% of their driving time. In 2019 alone, 3,142 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.

Please review the following common dangers of driving. Make sure you go over this information with your teenage drivers as these simple tips keep your family safe on the road.

  • When driving, cell phone usage increases your chance of having a crash by 400 percent.
  • Refrain from talking or texting on your phone until you are at a complete stop.
  • Adjusting your electronic devices or radio makes you six times more likely to have an accident. Wait until you are stopped to make adjustments or have a passenger take care of this for you.
  • Always proceed  with caution when passing an accident or vehicle stopped by the police. Slowing down to look can cause crashes from behind and causes traffic delays.
  • When traveling with someone, take turns eating and driving. When alone, simply pull over and eat before getting on the road.
  • Plan activities such as coloring or drawing to keep your children from distracting you during travel.
  • Protect yourself from bad drivers by staying as far away from them as possible. Don’t let their behavior make you angry or anxious.
  • Never let your passengers interfere with your safe driving. When conversation or behavior becomes loud or obnoxious, you become distracted and put everyone in the vehicle at risk. If you are a passenger and notice the driver becoming distracted, do not be afraid to let them know.
  • As parents, you should refrain from allowing new teenage drivers to carry numerous passengers until they are more experienced.

 

Chief Glaser can be reached by email at kpd@kenner.la.us.  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, Instagram and Twitter pages for the latest updated crime, traffic, and other law enforcement-related information.