Move To New Baton Rouge Police Headquarters Delayed
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge police are eagerly awaiting the day they can bid farewell to the old, dilapidated schoolhouse they've called home for 25 years, but officials say that day likely won't come as soon as they'd hoped.
Police Chief Carl Dabadie tells The Advocate it's going to take a few months longer than originally anticipated for the police department to move its headquarters into the former Woman's Hospital.
The city-parish acquired the 24-acre campus for $10 million, and is planning $2.8 million in renovations to convert the hospital into a public safety complex.
If things go according to plan, Dabadie said, the police department will be unpacking its final boxes sometime between April and June.