Community Service and Neighborhood Watch

Casey Rayborn Hicks
Public Information Director

1120 Government St.
Baton Rouge, La 70802
Phone: (225) 389-5091
Fax: (225) 389-5167
Email Community Service 

Casey Rayborn Hicks became the Public Information Director for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department in December of 2007. She serves as spokesperson for the office and oversees all community relations efforts, including the D.A.R.E. program, Crime Victim’s Assistance and Neighborhood Watch. In addition to community and media relations, she produces the office’s monthly newsletter, assistant produces the monthly television show and coordinates various outreach efforts. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from LSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. She served for several years as the Public Information Officer and Multimedia Archives Director for Louisiana Secretary of State before earning her Master’s Degree from LSU in Mass Communication in Public Relations. During her time at LSU she served as Community/Faculty Partner Liaison for the Center for Community Engagement Learning and Leadership. She has also served as an adjunct professor for LSU’s Manship College of Mass Communication teaching Media and Public Relations Writing. She specializes in public relations and political communication, particularly in public information and law enforcement. She also has extensive training in crisis communication, writing and media relations. In addition to her work at the Sheriff’s Office, she serves on the Crime Stoppers board and the I CARE Advisory Board, is a member of many professional organizations including Public Relations Association of Louisiana, Women in Media, National Information Officers Association, Press Club, The Greater Baton Rouge Literacy Coalition, and others. Women in Media presented her with the Award of Excellence in Public Relations in 2009 and the Public Relations Association of Louisiana named her the 2009 Practitioner of the Year.


Community Service
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office participates in numerous ways to assist the citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish. Programs are put on at various public events, such as health fairs, children's workshops, and festivals which help to teach our youth to respect Law Enforcement Officials and to know the difference between right and wrong. Through the use of display materials, and other items which children identify with, the children are encouraged to become law-abiding adults. The Community Service Division also coordinates the Sheriff's Office safety seminars.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office also sponsors Neighborhood Watch programs within the parish. If you would like more information on the program, or if you are interested in starting a program in your area, please contact the Sheriff's Office.


Sergeant Carolyn Stapleton
1120 Government St.
Baton Rouge, La 70802
Phone: (225) 239-7849
Fax: (225) 227-2839

Carolyn R. Stapleton
became the Victim Services Coordinator in July 2004. As the Victim’s Assistance Coordinator Sgt. Stapleton assesses the needs of victims of violent crime in East Baton Rouge Parish. This department offers direct services to victims with assistance for Crime Victims’ Reparations and knowledge of their rights as a crime victim under the Constitution for the State of Louisiana.

In 2008 the department was awarded the National Sheriff’s Association Award for Victim Services. Sgt. Stapleton was appointed by the Governor to the State of Louisiana Crime Victims’ Reparation Board in 2008; she represents the Sixth Congressional District. Sgt. Stapleton has begun several victim services program. She has coordinated the annual “Evening of Remembrance”since 2006, a memorial service held in memory of innocent victims of murder. She oversees and participates in victim-impact panels at public events and correctional facilities. In 2010 the “Children’s Corner” was added to the division’s office as a cheerfully decorated area for children who must accompany their family when they are in need of victims’ assistance. Sgt. Stapleton has also participated and served on numerous local and state committees to promote victims’ rights and awareness. She has spoken before the State Legislature and the Public Service Commission on victim issues.

Sgt. Stapleton is a graduate of Baker High School. Before she was hired by the EBR Sheriff’s Office in 2001, she was an employee of the EBR School System for twelve years. She attended Baton Rouge Community College. She graduated from the L.S.U. Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy as class Vice-President in 2002. She graduated from the Louisiana State Victim’s Assistance Academy in 2007 and completed the National Victim Assistance Academy Leadership Institute in 2008. In 2009 she received her National Advocate Credential as a Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist, through the National Organization for Victim Assistance.

What is TRIAD?

A TRIAD is an agreement between the American Assosication of Retired Persons (AARP), the International Associations of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Sheriff's Association (NSA). The partnership enables the three above agencies to work together to reduce criminal victimization of seniors and to enhance law enforcement services to older citizens.

What is S.A.L.T.?

A S.A.L.T. Council is TRIAD on the community level. A S.A.L.T. Council is a group composed of seniors, local law enforcement agencies and senior organizations. The S.A.L.T. Council determines the needs of the community's senior population and creates activities to address these needs.

Our Mission

  • To educate the senior community on crime prevention.
  • To advocate for the needs of the senior community.
  • Develop solutions for the needs of the senior community.
  • Assist with developing activities and programs that benefit the senior community.


  • Crime prevention programs.
  • Free senior citizen educational programs.
  • Transported low income seniors to area businesses.
  • Public information flyers.
  • Emergency information cards.
  • SALT senior surveys to the East Baton Rouge, Zachary and Baker areas.
  • Fraud prevention articles in local newspapers.

How Do I Get Involved?
Attend on of the bi-monthly meetings on the third Friday of January, March, May, July, September and November at:

Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall

445 Marquette St. 

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Meetings start at 10:00 am

Crime prevention activities and new ideas are welcome! Refreshments are also served!.

Contact Information:

Robert Johnson
S.A.L.T. President
Phone: (225) 389-8648
Fax: (225) 389-5047


National TRIAD

S.A.L.T. Speaker Request Form





East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office  

8900 Jimmy Wedell Drive             

Baton Rouge, LA 70807              

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