Following Recent Police Pay Raise, Baton Rouge City Officials Ready To Recruit

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – For some time now, the Baton Rouge Police Department’s pay scale has been lower than surrounding agencies.

Sgt. L’Jean McKneely, a spokesman for BRPD, says it has been hard to compete with other law enforcement agencies.

“Even though people have a mindset to serve and they want to protect their community, they also have a family they need to provide for,” said McKneely.

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