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Jun 19, 2014 10:39 PM by Ashlea Bullington

Louisiana State Police Investigative Branches have new home

Louisiana State Police (LSP) Region 2 Investigative Corps has a new central office located in Breaux Bridge off I-10 that previously was a correctional facility.

The seven-acre facility that used to hold 350 inmates now will be used to benefit the men and women behind the badge. The new complex will house each of the investigative branches: Special Victims, Narcotics, Gaming, Criminal Intelligence, Auto Theft, and Insurance Fraud. This will be the central location for all investigations and will serve as the new command site for emergencies such as hurricanes.

Col. Mike Edmonson, the LSP Superintendent, explains that the central contact location for all points of law enforcement within the state.

"It is important for us to have a single location that we can make a difference," Edmonson said.

The superintendent said he believes this central location will give the public the peace of mind they need and that "it is important that the public trust us."

Because of the improvement in accessibility, Edmonson said that the public "will listen to us and they will work with us."

Only LSP's Investigative Branch will move to Breaux Bridge. As for other Troop I operations, those will still be housed at the location on Pont des Mouton Rd. off I-49.

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