About Our Police
The mission of the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission’s Causeway Police Department is to promote the Commission’s highway safety enforcement initiatives, protect the integrity of property under the Commission’s control and promote safe and efficient vehicular travel upon the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway and other highways and bridges within the jurisdiction of the department. Causeway Police officers shall provide service with integrity and fairness.
GNOEC Police Services
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is 24 miles long and travels through Jefferson and St. Tammany Parishes. The Causeway Police Department provides around the clock law enforcement and motorist aid on the Causeway. Annually, the GNOEC responds to over 2,000 breakdowns/calls for assistance from motorist. Our average response time is less than 5 minutes. With a daily traffic flow of approximately 40,000 vehicles and no shoulders on the Causeway, the police department uses proactive enforcement and public education to help make a trip across the Causeway safe. The police department uses marked, semi-marked, and un-marked police units, Radar Enforcement and with the aid of the Louisiana State Police now implements Aerial Speed Enforcement as part of its proactive patrols. Special response vehicles are located on the Causeway to assist the police department with rescues. Police vehicles are equipped with mobile video recording equipment for the safety of the motoring public, the officers and to aid in the prosecution of criminal offenses
Huey P. Long Division
The Huey P. Long Bridge is two miles in length and crosses the Mississippi River in Jefferson Parish. Since 1987, the Causeway Police Department has provided law enforcement and motorist aid services to motorists traveling between the Eastbank and Westbank of Jefferson Parish, 5 days a week (Monday – Friday ) between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. The Louisiana State Police assume enforcement responsibilities during the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Approximately 50,000 vehicles use the Huey P. Long Bridge daily.