Message To The Community

Chief Murphy J. Paul

Our community is blessed with caring, hard-working, and generous individuals and families, and at the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD), we spend every day working to honor the faith and trust this community has placed in us. 

While BRPD serves as the primary enforcer of public safety laws in our city, we know every resident plays a role in keeping our city safe and that problems in our community are best solved when we work together. Thus, trust and community partnerships are at the heart of our ideology and strategies.

With the aim of strengthening transparency, trust, service, and respect, BRPD is adopting 21st Century policing policies to improve our operations and relationships. The Department’s latest technological advancements, including the Real-Time Crime Center, Body Cameras, PSCOP, a new integrated Records Management System, and Computer Automated Dispatch System leverage community resources and give our officers the tools they need to do their jobs more safely, effectively, and efficiently.

Likewise, the Department is committed to unyielding ethical standards, as well as continuous improvement and innovation. As we work to grow our human capital resources, our objectives are focused on recruiting and training the most qualified individuals to serve the citizens of Baton Rouge. At the same time, the BRPD provides experienced officers with ongoing training and support to foster individual and collective success. 

As your chief of police, I am committed to maintaining a highly-respected and professional police department. Consequently, I will advocate for and listen to the concerns and ideas of the men and women whom I am privileged to lead.  Along with Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, our Metro Council Members, and other law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, our officers and civilian workforce are working together – to ensure the safety and security of every citizen in our community. But we cannot do it alone. We need your help, and we want your feedback.

Please feel free to contact me by email or phone with suggestions or comments. I can be reached by office phone at 225-389-3802 or by emailing 

I am excited about the future of Baton Rouge and our police department, and I look forward to continuing to work with you to earn your trust and keep our community safe.

Murphy J. Paul, Jr.

Chief Murphy J. Paul

To learn more about Chief Paul, please click here for his Biography.

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