BRPD recruiting new officers this weekend
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is opening its doors for a look inside what it takes to be a police officer.
Officers will be available at an open house Saturday to answer questions and provide information about different jobs inside the department. It will also give potential applicants an advantage heading into the next academy. They will be able to complete their application before the testing day May 5th and provide them with a workout plan to get them physically ready.
"It's more giving back to community," Cpt. Rendy Richard explains. "Our uniformed patrol guys are our frontline guys, so those guys are working calls in the districts and handling your crashes and handling your burglary reports. Those are the guys we need in the streets. We need people to fill those slots of the guys retiring and be able to keep up with what the community needs."
Thirty positions within BRPD need to be filled. The Open House is Saturday from Noon - 3 p.m. at the Police Headquarters on Airline Hwy. in Baton Rouge.