Baton Rouge, La – May 13, 2022 – The White House highlighted the City of Baton Rouge and other communities today for efforts to fight crime and violence using funding through the American Rescue Plan Act.
Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Courtney Scott, who coordinates community-based public safety efforts on behalf of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, along with Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul, participated in the roundtable discussion today at the White House.
Chief Paul, who is part of the White House’s Community Violence Intervention Collaborative, discussed the public safety investments at BRPD, including updated police vehicles, gun violence reduction strategies and increased community policing, and technology investments such as automated license-plate readers and crime cameras.
Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Courtney Scott discussed Mayor Broome’s community-based programming and social services that support education, employment, behavioral health, youth initiatives, housing, violence-interruption strategies and community revitalization.
The discussion also highlighted Mayor Broome’s efforts to bring together local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, and business and community partners to focus on strategic collaboration and resource sharing for community-based approaches to address individual and gang/group violence, and locations where violence is occurring.