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Baton Rouge Police Department

9000 Airline Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Dial 911 for Emergencies

   (225) 389-2000
   (225) 389-3800
   (225) 389-5453

Carl Dabadie Jr.
Chief of Police

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The mission of the Baton Rouge Police Department is to serve with the Baton Rouge community to prevent crime and to promote the safety and well-being of all.

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For EMERGENCIES call 9-1-1
For NON-EMERGENCIES call 389-2000

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Left Corner BRPD Press Releases   Right Corner  
03/26/15Homicide Investigation Update
03/26/15Homicide Investigation
03/26/15Multiple Business Burglaries
03/25/15Shooting on Valcour Dr.
03/24/15Update to Quida Mae Shooting
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Frequently Asked Questions

When Was the Department Formed?

The police department was formally established in 1865, just after the end of the Civil War, with the appointment of the first Chief of Police.

What is the Jurisdiction of the Department?

The department is responsible for the enforcement of city ordinances and state laws within the city limits of Baton Rouge, an area encompassing approximately 76 square miles and populated by 228,000 citizens.

How Big is the Department?

The Baton Rouge Police Department is authorized to employ 698 sworn officers, 188 specialists and civilians (including communications officers, intelligence analysts, fingerprint technicians, forensic scientists, administrative and clerical personnel) and 110 part-time school crossing guards.

How is the Chief Selected?

The Chief of Police is appointed by, and reports to, the Mayor. All other police positions are promotional and based on seniority, as mandated by state civil service law.

How is the Department Budgeted?

All allotments, budgets and salaries are set by the East Baton Rouge Parish Metropolitan Council. In 2010, the police departmentís budget was approximately $78 million.

How is the Department Organized?

The department is organized into four major bureaus and approximately 50 divisions and offices.


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