Families with Urgent Concerns Related to an Inmate in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison can contact the Public Defender’s Office at (225)389-3150 extension: 159 or email ADMIN@OPDBR.ORG. You can visit their site HERE.


Message From The Sheriff

“I thank the public for their patience and understanding as we all do our best to keep the community safe and healthy,” Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. “Public safety is my number one priority. I think if we all do our part we can hopefully reduce the spread of this virus and protect those most at risk.”

EBR Sheriff’s Office to Close Offices to Public
Regular Operations to Continue for Patrols and Enforcement- Additional Services Available Online

Beginning Thursday March 19th, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office will close offices to the public and suspend routine in-person services to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). EBRSO deputies will continue to perform regular patrols and criminal operations. Additional services will continue to be available to the public over the phone and online as outlined below.

Making a Report to Uniform Patrol
EBRSO substations will be closed to the public for walk-in reports. Residents can still provide information to file a report to deputies over the phone by calling 389-5000 for non-emergencies. As always, in the case of an emergency call 911 and the appropriate agency will respond.

Paying Taxes and Fines
EBRSO’s Tax and Fine offices located in City Hall on Saint Louis Street will be closed to the public. Extensions are being given on deadlines, but residents can still pay their taxes online or via mail. Instructions are available here:

Tickets can also be paid online at:

Criminal Records
EBRSO Headquarters, located at 8900 Jimmy Wedell Drive, will be closed to the public. Criminal Records can be requested by clicking HERE


Parish Prison
Parish Prison, located at 2867 Brigadier General Isaac Smith Ave., is closed to the public. Bond can be made at the front gate of the facility and inside the front lobby. Visitation has been suspended indefinitely. Attorney visits are allowed via phone and video only.

Apply for a Job
Human Resources, located at EBRSO Headquarters, will also be closed to the public. You can apply for a position online here:

Additional services, phone numbers and information are available on the Sheriff’s Office website at You can also call 389-5000 for a directory of departments.



Recent News

EBRSO SWAT Team is hosting a Basic SWAT School from April 20th through April 24th. Click HERE if interested in attending.





by General Informatics EBRSO