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Louisiana Department Changes Policy, Allowing "Neatly Trimmed" Facial Hair

Officers with the Slidell (LA) Police Department will now be allowed to sport a beard in uniform.

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Louisiana Officer Shot at Traffic Stop Expected to be Okay

An officer with the Grand Coteau (LA) Police Department was treated for minor injuries after coming under gunfire during a traffic stop on Wednesday night.

Mounted Police Make Appearance at PetSmart Retail Store

Customers at a pet supply store in a suburb of New Orleans were treated to an unusual sight over the weekend as a horse and his human handler with the Slidell Police Department strolled the aisles saying hello.

Suspects Smash Patrol Vehicle Window and Steal Patrol Rifle

Two people reportedly smashed the window of a Louisiana State Police patrol vehicle and stole a patrol rifle from within the squad car.

Several Louisiana Cadets Injured in Alleged Hazing Incident

As many as 12 cadets attending the Louisiana State Police Academy were reportedly injured—including cuts, bruises, a broken nose, and a fractured arm—as part of a punishment at the training academy earlier in October.

Louisiana Captain Shot and Killed

A Louisiana police captain was shot and killed and another officer was wounded when a gunman opened fire on them at the end of a vehicle pursuit on Friday evening.

Video: Louisiana Officer Gives Elderly Woman a Ride Home

An officer with the Lake Charles Police Department was captured on cell phone video helping an elderly pedestrian into the passenger seat of his patrol vehicle and driving her home on a hot day.

Baton Rouge PD Tries New Recruiting Efforts Amid Officer Shortage

The number of fully sworn Baton Rouge, LA, police officers is now 100 short of their full allotment of 698, a deficiency that has slowly grown over the last few years as officers resign and retire at a pace above that of new hires.

LA Deputy Saves Pregnant Woman from Jumping Off Bridge

A lieutenant with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Officer is being lauded for saving the life of a pregnant woman who hopped the rail of a bridge 175 feet off the waters of the Mississippi River.

Axon Announces First Successful Deployment of Axon Aid to Assist in Disaster Relief

Axon has announced the first successful deployment of its new charitable program Axon Aid, which aims to assist cities following large-scale disasters at no cost to citizens. The first pilot program for Axon Aid launched earlier this month with the Baton Rouge (LA) Police Department before Hurricane Barry hit.