BRPD offering live video chats with officers to minimize social interaction amid pandemic
BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department has released a virtual program for citizens to video chat with a police officer on duty without having to communicate face-to-face amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Chief Murphy Paul demonstrated the new feature with Mayor Sharon Weston Broome on Wednesday, June 24, in a social media post.
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Paul says the department wanted to do its part in social distancing, which is why they created the telephone reporting unit.
By using a mobile device equipped with a camera and microphone, a QR code can be scanned to connect with a police officer for a live video call.
For those who do not wish to video call, there is also a voice calling option at (225) 389-2000.
The QR code can be found below.
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