New BRPD chief outlines first 100 days

BATON ROUGE– Six days after being sworn in as Baton Rouge Police Chief, Thomas Morse outlined his plans for the first 100 days in his new role.

Morse replaced Murphy Paul, who retired in December. Paul announced his retirement in July.

“My goal is to understand your priorities, collaborate on enhancing public safety, and provide insight into my leadership approach, aligned with our shared high standards,” Morse said in the report. “This process will lay the foundation for my tenure as chief of police as I begin my first 100 days of gathering, gaining, and giving. We aim to recognize and amplify our areas of accomplishment as we strive to establish a unified vision for the Baton Rouge Police Department.”

Morse detailed his primary objectives in the first 100 days.

  • Maintain ongoing interaction with stakeholders of various backgrounds to gain a thorough understanding of the community’s needs and concerns within the police department.
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of policies and procedures with the aim of pinpointing areas for improvement, recognizing strengths, and identifying opportunities for growth.
  • Promote transparency by promptly sharing information with all stakeholders and increase social media engagement for better communication.

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To help achieve those objectives, Morse said he would meet with all officers and staff members, host interactive listening sessions with citizens, and more.

Morse said he will also use the first 100 days to gain insight into ways the department can provide the best public safety product to the community.

“I am committed to maintaining a sharp focus on the pillars of 21st Century Policing,” he wrote. To read the full report outlining the new chief’s plans, click here.

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