Baton Rouge at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Baton Rouge Police Department

  • Officers
  • Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • Baton Rouge
  • 1.6 National average, cities with 100,000 to 249,999 population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Baton Rouge Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated September 11, 2022


We identified over $1.9M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Baton Rouge
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$99,786.00 1/1/2021
12/31/2022
BATON ROUGE, CITY OF TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT RELATED SERVICES TO DRUG TRAFFICKING. Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Sub
$90,720.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2022
BATON ROUGE, CITY OF MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA PSN PROJECT Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.609 Project Safe Neighborhoods Prime
$111,953.00 1/1/2020
12/31/2021
BATON ROUGE, CITY OF TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES RELATED TO DRUG TRAFFICKING Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Sub
$89,960.00 10/1/2019
9/30/2022
BATON ROUGE, CITY OF 2019 BATON ROUGE PSN RAPID RESPONSE TASK FORCE Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.609 Project Safe Neighborhoods Prime

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Military equipment transfers

Data last updated September 6, 2022


$1.2M value of military equipment has been transferred to the Baton Rouge Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is HELICOPTER,FLIGHT TRAINER with 1 item valued at $833,400.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
3/17/2017 HELICOPTER,FLIGHT TRAINER
1520-01-385-3844
1 1 @ $833,400.00 $833,400.00 C 7
10/3/2013 MINE RESISTANT VEHICLE
2355-01-555-0908
1 1 @ $412,000.00 $412,000.00 C 1
2/29/2012 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
1005-00-073-9421
98 98 @ $499.00 $48,902.00 D 1

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 25, 2022

Settlements

We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $4,535,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

The family of Alton Sterling, a Black man who was shot and killed by a White officer outside of a convenience store in 2016, will be compensated $4.5 million by the City of Baton Rouge.

This settlement was a result of a family lawsuit against the city and others. Sterling was shot and killed when officers responded to a report that there was a Black man selling CDs outside a convenience store who had brandished a gun. Sterling’s death set off national protests. In 2017, the Justice Department failed to bring federal charges against the officers and Louisiana’s attorney general said the officers would not face state charges.

Compensation
$4,500,000.00
2021

Baton Rouge will pay $35,000 in a settlement involving a 16-year-old who was strip-searched during a traffic stop in January 2020.

Baton Rouge officers strip searched and groped two people, including the 16-year-old, on a public street when conducting a “frisk” during a traffic stop. A federal judge said the officers “demonstrated a serious and wanton disregard” for constitutional rights. During a news conference about the settlement, the police chief said department policies were violated during the stop, including conduct unbecoming of an officer, a violation of BRPD's body-worn camera policy, and another violation regarding warrantless searches.

Compensation
$35,000.00