BATON ROUGE, La. – March 24, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome secured a second 3 percent pay raise for all municipal police personnel at Wednesday’s Metro Council meeting. This marks the second pay raise for the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) in 2021.
The pay increase will be initially funded through a $2 million allocation from the state, resulting from a coordinated effort with state legislators. The recurring cost for the increase will be funded by the implementation of departmental efficiency measures identified in the efficiency study.
In addition to the pay raise, Mayor Broome introduced a measure for Metro Council approval which will provide an additional $2.4 million for the purchase of additional police vehicles. This allocation is a part of the continued effort to modernize the vehicle fleet.
"Chief Murphy Paul and his team have worked to implement the recommendations identified by public safety experts in the management study of the Baton Rouge Police Department. I am proud to say that these efforts will allow us to provide pay increases,” said Mayor Broome. “I remain committed to supporting our officers with adequate pay, equipment, and the modern technology needed to carry out their mission to serve and protect the residents of Baton Rouge."
The City Constable and the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Police officers will also receive a 6 percent pay increase. This increase will be funded through efficiency measures within the Constable’s Office and self-generated revenues by the Airport Commission.