Captain James Broussard
23060 Brian Road Zachary, LA 70791
Phone: (225) 389-3851
Fax: (225) 389-8630
Captain James Broussard serves as Commander of the K-9 Unit. He began his career with the Baker Police Department in 1986 after graduating from the LSU Basic Training Academy. He was initially assigned to Uniform Patrol and later promoted to various posts including Detective, Narcotics, K-9, Public Information Officer, and Administration. During his tenure at the Baker Police Department, he worked his way up to the rank of Lieutenant where he was given the opportunity to Command the Criminal Investigations Division, Narcotics Division, Traffic Division, K-9 Division and the Special Response Team. He also had the opportunity to oversee the Rapid Deployment, Highway Interdiction and School Resources units. He became the Records and Evidence Custodian as well as a Grant Writer and Administrator for the Baker Police Department. He retired from the Baker Police Department in May 2011, with 25 years of service with the title of Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police.
The K-9 Unit currently consists of ten canines with the following assignments: Six Patrol Canines, Two Dual-Purpose Canines, and Two Nationally Certified Narcotics Canines.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit was first formed in 2008 by, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO) K-9 Unit was established in order to provide the department with an additional tool to detect and locate narcotics, assist in suspect apprehension, track individuals, perform building and area searches, locate evidence and provide officer safety. Utilization of Canines requires adherence to procedures that properly control their use of force potential and channels their specialized capabilities into legally acceptable crime prevention and control activities. Canine Teams must demonstrate compliance with recognized standards in training and certification to minimize or eliminate the civil liabilities inherent with the deployment and utilization of police canines.