For those of you that are new to the neighborhood, and for those seasoned neighbors who are generally concerned about crime, we would like to give you an update on the BR police officer who is responsible for monitoring our neighborhood. Corporal Seth D. Gauthier is from Louisiana, just south of Lafayette. He relocated to Baton Rouge in the early 1990s and graduated from Tara High School before attending Southeastern Louisiana University.
After the 9/11 attacks, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served for 20 years as a Military Policeman, Criminal Investigator, and as a Recruiting Support Officer. During his tenure in the military, he deployed twice in support of combat operations Operation Enduring Freedom/ Operation Iraqi Freedom, and twice in support of NATO Operations in Ukraine and Suriname. He started his local Law Enforcement career in 2008, and he’s been with BRPD since 2012. Currently, he is assigned to the Full-time Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, on which he has served for the last 7 years.
As always, in case of an emergency, contact 911 for immediate assistance. If it is a non-emergency, but Police are needed, you can contact the BRPD Police Dispatch Center at 225-389-2000. If you would like to pass information to Seth or the other Patrol Officers, you can contact Mike Helms via his email, and he will forward that information to Seth and the other officers.
Remember to cover the basics – lock your car doors, don’t leave things in plain view, and don’t leave anything of value inside your vehicle, such as purses or firearms. If you have a security camera installed, it’s amazing how much the footage collected can help officers at times. Also, report street light outages and other safety issues through the Red Stick Ready website or app. Stay safe!