Police policy changes set for discussion

Police policy changes set for discussion

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It is known that changes are on the way for the Baton Rouge Police Department, but what those exact changes will be and when they will happen remain a mystery.

The meeting is scheduled to be held Tuesday at city hall. It is set to start at 4 p.m. Many hope to find out those details Tuesday at an informational meeting to discuss potential police policy recommendations.

The city put together a community group to figure out a way to mend the department's relationship with the community. Some ideas that have been floated out there include increased transparency and de-escalation training.

Councilwoman Tara Wicker said the meeting will focus on completion of the Community Policing Ambassador program description, application, and training requirements. She added there is a plan to re-establish the Police Explorer program as part of BRPD and incorporated as part of the Community Policing Ambassador program.

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