Casey Rayborn Hicks
Public Information Director
100 St.Ferdinand Street Rm. 203
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.
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.