BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Foundation announced a number of initiatives.
The leaders will fund technology and community support for East Baton Rouge Parish residents.
The first initiative announced was the upgrade to the security camera system in Downtown Baton Rouge. The initiative will replace all 19 cameras.
“The foundation will be partnering with BRPD and the sheriff’s office to install additional cameras to areas in our community where cameras don’t exist,” said Clay Moore, Criminal Justice Foundation.
The second initiative announced is a youth driving initiative. The initiative is aimed at youth getting their driver’s license for the first time. The free class teaches youth roadway rules and what to do during a traffic stop.
The Police Athletic League was another initiative announced. This initiative is geared toward fostering a healthy relationship between law enforcement and the community through sports.
“It also allows our community members to have an active role in public safety. it gives us that shared role where everyone has our hand in making our community better,” said Nicolle Scott, Bridge Agency.
The leaders say the goal for the programs is to regain trust from the community back to law enforcement.
The full media briefing is available below.