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  • Sherwood Forest preparing for crime district

    February 11, 2014 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A crime protection district in Sherwood Forest is in the works. The neighborhood voted on the measure last year. Each household will see a fee added on to property taxes at the end of the year. Sherwood Forest is looking to other crime districts to... more »
  • More troopers on the highways over the 4th

    July 2, 2013 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State police will have an increased number of troopers on patrol this week and throughout the Fourth of July holiday. Officials say this extra allocation in manpower is made possible by funding provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. Troopers will be targeting aggressive drivers, impaired drivers,... more »
  • BRPD chief putting more officers on Patrol

    January 15, 2013 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Chief Dewayne White announced plans to put dozens more Baton Rouge Police officers out patrolling the city's streets. White said he plans to swell the Patrol division's ranks by not transferring out veteran officers once new recruits join the force. He said in the past when... more »
  • New patrol cars for Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Play Video

    November 29, 2012 5:59 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is rolling out older units and making way for new ones. Due to mileage as well as wear and tear, 20 Ford Crown Victorias will be decommissioned and sold at auction. They will be replaced with 20 new Dodge Chargers, which cost... more »
  • Deputy accused of crashing patrol car while drunk

    July 19, 2012 7:33 AM

    GRETNA - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has resigned after allegedly crashing his patrol car while drunk. Col. John Fortunato, a department spokesman, says that 27-year-old Christopher Hyer resigned July 12. He says Hyer had been suspended immediately after he was booked July 9 with driving while intoxicated... more »
  • Feds name 4 suspects linked to Fast and Furious

    July 9, 2012 1:26 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Authorities have made a rare disclosure linked to the botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious, revealing the identities of four men accused of involvement in the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent 18 months ago. The information comes in the wake of... more »
  • Border Patrol to toughen policy

    January 17, 2012 6:10 AM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol is overhauling its approach on migrants caught illegally crossing the 1,954-mile border that the United States shares with Mexico. Years of growth and new technology are enabling the federal agency to do more than send border-crossers back to Mexico after fingerprinting them,... more »
  • New Orleans to beef up police for big events

    December 31, 2011 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say they will beef up patrols in downtown New Orleans as visitors pour in to celebrate New Year's Eve and cheer their teams in the Sugar Bowl or BCS championship games. New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says police will double the number of officers in... more »
  • Highway 42 to be four lanes

    June 27, 2011 5:14 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Relief for drivers in Prairieville is coming soon. The Department of Transportation and Development plans to widen Highway 42 from Airline highway to just before Highway 44. The construction will include sidewalks and bike paths along with a median running the entire stretch of the project. ... more »
  • Police cast doubt on 'puppy patrol' pitch

    February 27, 2011 10:59 AM

    WEST MONROE- West Monroe police are warning Ouachita Parish residents to disregard calls asking them to donate to an organization claiming to raise money to pay for police dogs. People identifying their organization as "Puppy Patrol" have been calling local residents, asking them to donate to an address in... more »
  • State Police to help BRPD patrol neighborhoods

    October 8, 2010 6:30 PM

    State troopers will patrol neighborhoods and host a group of law enforcement in the city’s latest crackdown on crime. News 2’s Michael Shingleton talked with the State Police superintendent about a test run this weekend. more »
  • Baton Rouge/EBR law enforcement address crime concerns

    October 7, 2010 11:02 AM

    Baton Rouge Police will soon be getting additional manpower on patrols to deal with crime in the city. Flanked by representatives from city, state and parish law enforcement, Police Chief Jeff LeDuff announced that sheriff's deputies and state police troopers would soon be patrolling alongside city officers. “It... more »
  • Iraqi sailors train on patrol boats in Morgan City

    September 24, 2010 6:45 PM

    Dozens of Iraqi sailors are in Louisiana training on patrol boats built in Morgan City, but they’re learning more than just sailing. The Iraqi government purchased 15 patrol boats that will be built at Swiftships Shipyard in Morgan City. At least five groups of Iraqi sailors will spend 90 days... more »
  • Abbeville chief plans to track police cars

    July 28, 2010 4:47 AM

    Abbeville's new police chief says he's going to put GPS units in squad cars to keep tabs on whether his officers are patrolling, speeding, or idle for hours. Chief Tony Hardy, who took office three weeks ago, says he's had complaints about speeding police cars. He said the GPS units... more »
  • Plaquemine Police Department gets upgrades

    October 14, 2009 12:41 PM

    The Plaquemine Police Department expects to get four new police units to help patrol the city. The units were paid for with money from a grant. Officers expect the patrol cars to arrive later this week. The upgrades come a month after 20 laptops were added to the force.... more »

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