For media inquiries, please contact Mediation Program Director Jules Griff at

February 5, 2016- Maryland Public Radio: WYPR Friday News Show

“Citizen-Police Mediation”

October/November 2015- Louisiana State Bar Association Bar Journal

“Building Trust in Law Enforcement: Community-Police Mediation in New Orleans”

November 13, 2014 – The Advocate Article

“Council members seek ways to increase funding for NOPD monitor”

October/November 2014- Louisiana State Bar Association Bar Journal

“New Orleans’ Community Members and Police Mediate Conflict”

October 17, 2014 – WYES Public Television

Informed Sources on WYES Public Television From 20:30-23:15, Naomi Martin

October 8, 2014 – WDSU

WDSU Appearance

October 8, 2014 – WWL 870AM

Radio show discussing mediation program with Tommy Tucker

October 8, 2014 – Times Picayune Article

“For people filing complaints against New Orleans police, mediation now an option”

August 22, 2014 – WBOK 1230AM

“Ursula Price and Alison McCrary on The Good Morning Show with Oliver Thomas and Charmel Gaulden”

August 1, 2014 – Times Picayune Article

“NOPD Mediation Program Awaits Judge’s Approval: Officers, Citizens Will Talk It Out”

May 15, 2012 – Times Picayune Article

“Mediation Program for New Orleans Police, Citizen Disagreements Is In the Works”


The Office of the Independent Police Monitor (IPM) is an independent, civilian police oversight agency created in August of 2009. Its mission is to improve police service to the community, citizen trust in the NOPD, and officer safety and working conditions.