The City Constable is an
official elected by the citizens of the City of
He is recognized by
the Plan of Government of the Parish of East Baton Rouge and the City
of Baton Rouge.
He serves a six-year term of office. His role is to preserve the
public peace, execute the
process of Baton Rouge City
Court, and discharge other functions assigned by law. While the City
Constable works with units of local government, he is, to a great
extent, independent of any
direction from them and carries out his duties according to the
dictates of the laws under which he operates, similar to that of the
Sheriff. The City Constable answers only to the courts and not to
the governing body of the municipality from which he is elected.
City Jail |Community Services| Court & Building Security
Judicial Enforcement Division|
Positions in the Administrative Division include the Constable, Chief
Deputy, Chief of Operations, and Two (2) Lieutenant of Operations,
the Constable's secretary’s and the Garnishment & Civil Division
clerks. Some of the duties handled by this Division include, but are not limited to, supervising and coordinating the activities of personnel assigned to the other Divisions, scheduling training for BRCCO personnel, researching and applying for grants, implementation and revision of policies and implementation of new laws and techniques of law enforcement that affect the office. The D.A.R.E. program is also overseen by this Division.
This Division is responsible for the jail and jail processes.
The city jail is designed to
temporarily house all arrestees with City Court warrants as
well as prisoners transported from
other institutions who have scheduled court appearances. Deputies
observe the conduct and behavior of inmates to prevent disturbances
and escapes. They inspect locks, bars, doors, and
other physical features for
tampering during each shift. They physically search inmates and cells
for weapons, valuables, drugs and other contraband. All
incoming prisoners are processed by seizing and recording personal
property that is brought into the jail for safe-keeping. Prisoners are
photographed, fingerprinted, and the necessary booking paperwork is
completed. Prisoners are held until
they post bond, pay their fines, or are transported to Parish Prison.
The Control Room operator also observes the movement of all persons into, within,
and out of secured areas of the jail. The Control Room operator
also observes prisoners and deputies via closed circuit
remote control and stationary television cameras strategically located
through the jail and City Court building, including courtrooms,
and common areas. In the event of an emergency, the Control Room
operator notifies other deputies of such and the location to which
they should respond
Judicial Enforcement Division
Service of process is the primary responsibility of the BRCCO. This process includes, but is not limited to, criminal and civil subpoenas, evictions, garnishments, small claims, writs, and temporary restraining orders. All of these documents must be served in a timely manner and require a "return of service" made to the issuing division of the court. The "return of service" is filed by the deputy making service to notify the court of the type of service made. The eight deputies assigned to the Civil Division collectively serve approximately 3,000 subpoenas and civil papers per month. Each deputy is assigned a specific area of the City Parish. Our operations cover the city and parish in certain matters.
Community Services Division
The BRCCO Community Services Center and Community Services Division is
housed at the Mall at Cortana. Similar offices and centers are being
opened by law enforcement agencies in malls around the country The
Community Services Division promotes many community-oriented
programs. The Community Services Center will enhance these and other
programs as well. The general public and other law enforcement
agencies will have the opportunity to meet and train at the facility
The center will be used for projects such as "Project Safe
Neighborhoods" and other law enforcement and community related
services The Community Services Center will be useful in extending
our efforts and services to the community from a central location,
in a safe and comfortable environment Above all, the Community
Services Center and Community Services Division will enable the
Baton Rouge City Constable's Office to live up to its motto "Service
Above and Beyond."
Court and Building Security
Provides security for the Baton Rouge City Court building providing
visitors, court employees and judges with a safe and secure
environment. This Division is also responsible for court security As
many as five divisions of court are in session at the same time,
with at least one deputy assigned as bailiff to each. These deputies
are responsible for keeping order in the court and for security and
safety of all court personnel, judges, witnesses, inmates, victims,
and spectators during civil and criminal proceedings and trials.
Warrant Task Force
The Warrant Task Force is responsible for the execution of all
criminal and civil warrants issued by the Baton Rouge City Court.
They also execute warrants from other jurisdictions on persons now
in East Baton Rouge Parish.