The BRPD BWC program is partially funded from City-Parish government and a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grant
A Message From Chief Paul
The purpose of this website is to educate members of the community about BWCs, provide information specific to the BRPD BWC program, and to learn from community members how we can better serve Baton Rouge.
The use of body worn cameras is expected to promote officer safety, strengthen police accountability, enhance operational transparency, provide for more effective prosecution, and improve protection against false allegations of excessive use of force, misconduct, or racial profiling while protecting civil liberties and privacy interests.
-BRPD BWC Policy
Axon Body 3
12 Hour Battery Life
4 Built-in Microphones
4 Built-in Microphones
Reduced Motion Blur
Improved low-light performance
Location Detection for Lost Devices
Click Here to download a copy of the Baton Rouge Police Department Body Worn Camera Policy and Procedures manual. This document serves to direct administrative, tactical, and supervisory activities related to the BRPD Body Worn Camera Program. The most recent version of the BWC Policy was approved by Chief Paul on October 28, 2018. As per federal grant requirements, the policy was approved by BJA on March 22, 2019.
Please let us know if you have questions or concerns related to the BWC Policy. Click Here
We want to know if you have had an encounter with a Baton Rouge Police Officer where you felt as though your rights were violated. We take your concerns very seriously. Every complaint receives an Internal Affairs investigation and outcomes are determined by Chief Paul.
Please let us know if you have trouble accessing the complaint form. Click Here
Have you had an interaction with a BRPD officer where he or she went above and beyond the call of duty?
The commendation form provides a mechanism for community members to thank officers for exemplary service. Every commendation is 1) read by Chief Paul, 2) presented to the officer, and 3) placed in the officer's personnel file.
The Public Records Request link will open an email pre-populated with the BRPD Public Records Request Department's email address. Once received, your email will be reviewed by the BRPD Legal Advisor. You may be contacted for more information, so be as specific as possible to expedite your request. The list below may be used as a guide. Click here for more information about Louisiana Public Records Law.
- BRPD file number
- Officer name
- Officer badge number
- Location of an incident
- Exact public records being requested
Your thoughts and experiences will drive changes
to policy and practices.