The Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Office plans to install 15 license plate readers across the parish in an effort to prevent vehicle thefts.
Sheriff Renee Thibodeaux said the tools will help stop and solve crimes such as car, lawn mower and four-wheeler theft.
“We have a very safe community, and we want to keep it that way,” Thibodeaux said.
Success in crime cameras in Sherwood Forest leads to other neighborhoods jumping on board.
More neighborhoods in Baton Rouge are looking into getting their own crime cameras linked to the Baton Rouge Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center.
On the Dec. 10 ballot, residents living in Sherwood Forest will vote on its crime district renewal fee. Neighborhood cameras and license plate readers were purchased by the crime district and help Baton Rouge police solve crimes.
As deadly shootings spike, the city's police chief says his investigators believe more violence may be in store amid an increase in gang activity.
At a press conference Thursday — called in the wake of public outrage over last week's shooting death of LSU senior Allison Rice — BRPD Chief Murphy Paul said police intelligence suggests there are currently eight gangs operating throughout Baton Rouge
When it comes to crime in Baton Rouge, there is a clear course of action: proactive policing and intense community engagement.
Our message to the bad actors is clear; lawlessness and chaos on our streets will not be tolerated. We see what you’re doing and we are coming for you.
BATON ROUGE - For the last 10 months, the Baton Rouge Police Department has been monitoring and working with crime cameras in Sherwood Forest. More and more cameras are playing a role in police work.
There are now 16 cameras and license plate readers - one at every entrance in Sherwood Forest. It's part of a pilot program between the City-Parish, BRPD, and Sherwood Forest.
BATON ROUGE - The Real Time Crime Center is a hub inside of the Baton Rouge Police Department where information comes in, in real time, and is processed.
Inside the center, several screens show real-time crime calls, camera angles, maps, and data. Lt. William Clarida is Baton Rouge Police Department's Uniform Patrol Commander and assists in command with the Real Time Crime Center.
A Baton Rouge man who worked for a Highland Road couple he's accused of killing on Oct. 18, 2015, was tracked by license plate readers driving away from Baton Rouge that night toward the Gulf Coast, jurors at his first-degree murder trial learned Friday.
The Sherwood Forest Crime Prevention District is partnering with the Baton Rouge Police Department to connect its new district cameras to the Real Time Crime Center.
New surveillance cameras and license plate readers will soon capture video footage of every vehicle entering the Sherwood Forest neighborhood and transmit that information to Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters, a technological tool that residents and officials hope will deter crime.
BATON ROUGE - In January of 2019 a beloved teacher and mother of three was shot to death on a relatively quiet street in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood; shocked and grieving, the community then stepped up its efforts to obtain security equipment for their area.
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