K9 Unit

Captain James Broussard
K-9 Commander
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.

K-9 Unit
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.

K9 Gallery


Captain James Broussard and K-9 Indo

Lt. Steven Whitstine and K-9 Kodo

Cpl. Michael Zachary and K-9 Grimm

  

Cpl. Jason Shows and K-9 Wodan

Cpl. Jesse Hale and K-9 Jumma

  


Cpl. Shannon Graham and K-9 Mylo


 

Dy. Diana Wales and K-9 Enzo


 

Dy. Matthew Hurley and K-9 Paco

Narcotic Detection


 



Patrol

 

Agility


Suspect Search 
 

Obedience


Criminal Apprehension 
 


Evidence Search

Awards

 

Tom Larsen Award for 2013 Region 10
1st Place Patrol Region 10
1st Place Evidence Search Region 10
2nd Place Agility Exercise Region 10
3rd Place Obedience Region 10
1st Place Rookie Patrol Team Region 10

 


1st Place Drug Detector K-9 Region 10
1st Place Indoor Detection Region 10
1st Place Vehicle Detection Region 10







1st Place Obedience Region 10







3rd Place Agility Region





 

 

 

 

 

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Message From The Sheriff

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 3 – East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Operations

Updated April 9th, 2021

In continuing to protect staff and our prisoner population as well as the general public we are implementing the following operational procedures and practices. Conditions below that are bolded are updates to the allowances previously provided on September 18, 2020.  Effective Wednesday, April 7, 2021, approved family and friend visitation will reopen.

 Delivery of packages (ie UPS, FedEx, etc.) will be allowed to be dropped off in both Unit 1 and Unit 2 lobby areas. 

  • Attorneys and all other persons approved to perform official business will be allowed to visit on site, non-contact visitation booths (Female Facility Visiting Booths, East End Unit 2 and Right Side Visiting Booths on Unit 1). All attorneys will be temperature checked and asked questions concerning their health and potential exposure to COVID-19 by guard shack deputies.  All attorneys and those approved to conduct official business must wear masks that cover their mouths and noses at all times.  All attorneys and those approved to conduct official business agree to abide by the social distance protocols posted in the lobby and non-contact visitation areas.  Attorneys and those approved to conduct official business are approved to visit from 8 am to 10 am and from 1 pm to 4 pm, 6 days a week.  Beginning on April 7, 2021, attorney visits and those approved to conduct official business cannot be allowed on Wednesdays due to the reopening of family and friend visitation.  Disinfectant wipes and sprays are provided in all non-contact visitation areas and should be used after each use of the booth and phones.  Please do not use spray directly on phones – utilize the wipes provided to prevent damage to phones.
  • Approved family and friend visitation will reopen on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.  Only 2 adults (17 year olds and older with valid ID) will be allowed per inmate.  Only inmates assigned to general population housing or protective custody may be allowed to visit.  Inmates who are newly incarcerated and assigned to monitoring dorms which are temp checked twice a day, inmates on quarantine dorms, inmates on isolation dorms and inmates on disciplinary detention status will not be allowed to visit until their housing status changes. All visitors will be checked by guard shack deputies – this check will include verification that they have been approved as visitors as well as have temperature checks and be asked questions concerning their health and potential exposure to COVID-19.  All approved visitors must wear masks that cover their mouths and noses at all times.  All visitors agree to abide by the social distance protocols posted in the lobby and non-contact visitation areas.  Visitors are approved to visit from 8 am to 10 am and from 1 pm to 3 pm, on Wednesdays.  Deputies will ensure that disinfectant wipes and sprays are provided in all non-contact visitation areas.  All equipment and surfaces will be sprayed and wiped down with disinfectant after the completion of each visit.  
  • Unit 1 lobby capacity is set at 8 and Unit 2 lobby has a max capacity of 5. Guard Shack Deputies will ensure that no more than 8 persons are approved to enter the lobby of Unit 1 at any time and that no more than 5 persons are approved to enter Unit 2 at any time.  Persons include everyone who enters who is not an EBRPP deputy. 
  • Notaries are allowed to visit non-contact from 8 am to 10 am and from 1 pm to 4 pm, 4 days a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Wednesday is reserved for the reopening of family and friend visitation. 

 

 

   

 

 

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