New Orleans & Company is happy to announce its support for 500 police officers through the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation’s Adopt-a-Cop program for the 2022 Mardi Gras parade season. 

According to the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation, throughout Carnival season members of the New Orleans Police Department are on duty and working with a majority putting in 12-hour shifts in a police district or a minimum of 8-hour shifts along the parade route.

“The people of New Orleans are overjoyed to see the return of Mardi Gras in 2022. We understand that Mardi Gras cannot be successful without the commitment and hard work of the men and women of the NOPD who put their lives on the line day in and day out.  The NOPD is known around the world for the experience they have and the excellence at which they protect and serve residents and visitors alike during Carnival season,” said Walt Leger, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, New Orleans & Company. “We hope that businesses throughout the community will join us and the hospitality industry in supporting the NOPD and the Adopt-a-Cop Program to show them that we value what they do in serving the residents of New Orleans and all those who come here to enjoy our unique culture.”

New Orleans & Company also encourages parade goers to take a few minutes during parade season to offer words of gratitude and encouragement to police officers and all first responders along the routes.

“Our first responder community is as integral to Mardi Gras parades as the Carnival krewes, marching bands and revelers,” added Leger. “And we are even more grateful in 2022, knowing what we have missed throughout the pandemic.”

“Adopt-A-Cop Mardi Gras Support provides our Krewe in Blue with much needed hot meals, healthy snacks, and beverages to enjoy during the long days and nights of Mardi Gras,” said Melanie Talia, President and CEO, NOPJF. “There would be no Purple, Green and Gold without the Blue!”

To adopt a cop this Mardi Gras season, visit