By the 12th Century, Henry II began to take steps toward centralizing taxes and justice.

A Concise History of American Policing
Raymond Foster  More Info

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Baton Rouge Police Department (Louisiana)

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About the Baton Rouge Police Department

The Baton Rouge Police Department was formally established in 1865, just after the end of the Civil War, with the appointment of the first Chief of Police.  The department is responsible for the enforcement of city ordinances and state laws within the city limits of Baton Rouge, an area encompassing approximately 76 square miles and populated by 228,000 citizens. The Baton Rouge Police Department is authorized to employ 645 sworn officers, 44 communications officers, 34 other specialized police personnel, and 189 civilians, for a maximum allotment of 912 employees. The Chief of Police is appointed by, and reports to, the Mayor. All other police positions are promotional and based on seniority, as mandated by state civil service law. All allotments, budgets and salaries are set by the East Baton Rouge Parish Metropolitan Council. In 2002, the police department’s budget was approximately $46 million.



Selected books by a Baton Rouge Police Department police officer.

Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You: Stories
Laurie Lynn Drummond  More Info

End of Watch: The Terry Melancon Jr.Story
Vicki Melancon  More Info

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