Posted: Apr 9, 2014 5:48 PM by Rebecca Buchanan
Updated: Apr 9, 2014 6:07 PM
BATON ROUGE- Constables and marshals from across the country are in Baton Rouge for training to find out what new crime trends are being seen across the country, so authorities will know how to react when they come up on a new situation.
Both the National Constables and Marshals Association and the Louisiana City Marshals City Constables Association are both meeting in a joint conference. Baton Rouge Constable Major Reginald Brown says having them both here saves the state money, and gives Louisiana law enforcement access to dozens of people in their field from across the country.
"When you go to a training you see a different situation, where somebody might have had something go on with them, and you start questioning, how would I have reacted to that. Would, what I do, have worked in that situation. Then if not, you take a step back and see what you're doing right or wrong," said Pima County Constable Jim Driscoll.
This is the first time both the state and national conference has been held in the same place. The conference lasts until Saturday.