Report Recommendation 1.1

Pillar 1: Trust and Legitimacy

1.1 Report Recommendation: Law enforcement culture should embrace a guardian mindset to build public trust and legitimacy. Toward that end, police and sheriffs’ departments should adopt procedural justice as the guiding principle for internal and external policies and practices to guide their interactions with the citizens they serve.

BRPD Alignment

  1. At the core of BRPD’s mission is our pledge “to serve with the Baton Rouge community to prevent crime and to promote the safety and well-being of all.” https://www.brla.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9872/General-Order-106-Mission--Values-
  2. >BRPD’s commitment to justice and integrity is at the heart of our Code of Ethics and the sworn oath each officer takes upon graduation from the Academy: https://www.brla.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9873/General-Order-107-Code-of-Ethics-Oath-of-Office-n.
  3. Procedural justice is embedded in our culture, beginning with BRPD’s Academy Curriculum http://geauxbrpd.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/brpd-sample-academy-scheduled.pdf. 
  4. BRPD’s policy on Bias-Based Policing (General Order 108) https://www.brla.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9874/General-Order-108-Bias-Based-Profiling- fundamentally supports BRPD’s aim to earn public trust. 

Resources

 

https://www.wbrz.com/news/29-police-cadets-currently-training-to-become-brpd-officers/

 

https://brownpoliticalreview.org/2021/08/ask-the-chief-baton-rouge-bpr-interviews-murphy-paul/

 

https://www.brla.gov/DocumentCenter/View/7219/02-11-19-Statement-from-Chief-Murphy-Paulhttps://www.brla.gov/DocumentCenter/View/7219/02-11-19-Statement-from-Chief-Murphy-Paul

 

https://www.theiacp.org/sites/default/files/2021-04/Pathways%20Toward%20Collective%20Healing.pdf