BATON ROUGE. LA (BRPROUD)– The EBR Sheriff’s Office has announced that their office will be closed to the public beginning Thursday March 19th.
All routine in-person services will also be suspended to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). EBRSO deputies will continue to perform regular patrols and criminal operations. Additional services will continue to be available to the public over the phone and online as outlined below.
Making a Report to Uniform Patrol
EBRSO substations will be closed to the public for walk-in reports. Residents can still provide information to file a report to deputies over the phone by calling 389-5000 for non-emergencies. As always, in the case of an emergency call 911 and the appropriate agency will respond.
Paying Taxes and Fines
EBRSO’s Tax and Fine offices located in City Hall on Saint Louis Street will be closed to the public. Extensions are being given on deadlines, but residents can still pay their taxes online or via mail. Instructions are available here: https://www.ebrso.org/TCM-Online/Tax-Payment-FAQs.
Tickets can also be paid online at: https://www.ebrso.org/Traffic-Ticket-Payments.
EBRSO Headquarters, located at 8900 Jimmy Wedell Drive, will be closed to the public. Criminal Records can be requested and paid for beginning Monday March 23rd via the Sheriff’s Office website. A link on the homepage at www.ebrso.org will direct you to the portal with instructions.
Parish Prison, located at 2867 Brigadier General Isaac Smith Ave., is closed to the public. Bond can be made at the front gate of the facility and inside the front lobby. Visitation has been suspended indefinitely. Attorney visits are allowed via phone and video only.
Additional services, phone numbers and information are available on the Sheriff’s Office website at www.ebrso.org. You can also call 389-5000 for a directory of departments.
“I thank the public for their patience and understanding as we all do our best to keep the community safe and healthy,” Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. “Public safety is my number one priority. I think if we all do our part we can hopefully reduce the spread of this virus and protect those most at risk.”
*Press release provided by EBRSO.