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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.

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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.

Louisiana Deputy Dies of Complications from On-Duty Heart Attack

A deputy with the Union Parish Sheriff's Office died Saturday night due to complications from a heart attack he'd had earlier in July.

Video: Louisiana Officer Wounded, Suspect Dead After Standoff

A deputy was shot and wounded and the suspect fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire that kicked off an hourslong standoff in Vidalia, LA Thursday, say authorities.

2 Louisiana Officers Fired Over Facebook Post Suggesting AOC be "Shot"

One officer who posted to Facebook that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "needs a round… and I don't mean the kind she used to serve" and another officer who "liked" the post have been fired from the Gretna Police Department for violating the agency's social media policy.

Louisiana SWAT, K-9 Units Quickly End Barricaded Suspect Incident

The Bossier Parish (LA) Seriff's SWAT Team and K-9 Unit quickly ended a barricaded suspect situation on Wednesday.

New Orleans Officer Wounded in Gunfight with Armed Robbery Suspect

A suspected armed robber shot and wounded an officer with the New Orleans Police Department early Monday morning.

Louisiana Deputy Killed in Crash on the Way to Work

A deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office died in a single-vehicle wreck Thursday morning.

Report Ranks Best and Worst States to be a Police Officer

A new report has ranked the best and worst states to be a police officer based on a variety of factors—such as median salary, benefits packages, quality of life, opportunity for advancement, and levels of criminal activity to which officers must respond.