BRPD eyeing old Woman's Hospital building as new headquarters

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 10:00pm

As the Baton Rouge Police Department continues the search for a new home for its headquarters, neighbors near one possible location are excited about the prospect.

Chief Dewayne White suggested the old Woman's Hospital building on Airline Highway as a possibility for the new site.

Though no offers have been made on the building, it's one of several under consideration. Those living near the old medical building say having the police so close by would be comforting.

"I think it’s a wonderful way to use that building,” stated Broadmoor resident Dorothy McCaughey. “It would make the police presence in our area that much stronger, because we've had lots of burglaries and mischief.”

No word yet on when or even if Baton Rouge Police Headquarters might relocate. 


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