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Administration Bureau
Captain Lynn Ferguson, Administration Commander


Captain Lynn Ferguson

Administration is the Chiefís Staff Bureau which is concerned with the overall management of the departmentís operations and internal controls.

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[ Organization Structure ]

Divisions and Positions within Administration

The Administration Bureau includes BRAVE (Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination), Community Resources and Services Division, Court Support, Extra Duty, Mayorís Security, Operational Management, Professional Standards, Staff Inspections, and Supply.

BRAVE (Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination)

This unit was formed in cooperation with other agencies to combat major crimes in targeted areas. The purpose of this unit is to give young people in this area a choice to either accept assistance from BRAVE and leave violence behind or face the legal consequences, if they donít. The program provides family support, education, job training, out of school activities, substance abuse, and mental health treatment free of charge, if the targeted offenders take advantage of it. If they choose not to, then a collaboration of local law enforcement will pay special attention to them and any group they are affiliated with.

Community Resources/Services Division

Their primary function is to improve cooperation and understanding between the Police Department and the citizens of Baton Rouge. They work directly with the elderly citizens of the community and the schools to promote safety.

Court Support

Processes subpoenas for police personnel, liaison activities between the police department and district court and providing the necessary functions required by the Department.

Extra Duty

Coordinates all extra duty details and secondary employment within the city limits of Baton Rouge.

Mayor's Security

Provides security for the Mayor-President of the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge.

Operational Management

Responsibilities include long and short range planning, research and development of products used by the department, policies and procedures, evaluation/oversight of special projects, distribution of mobile phones/air cards and inventory control functions. Also handles and coordinates all traveling for schools and training.

Professional Standards

Monitors and collects documentation relative to compliance with the standards, as published by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Staff Inspections

The Staff Inspections Unitís responsibility is to conduct or coordinate inspections intended to assess the quality of the department or component operations, ensuring that department goals are being pursued, identifying needs, and assuring that control is maintained throughout the department.


Responsible for ordering, issuance, upkeep and inventory of supplies and equipment to employees of the Police Department.

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