Police Chief Candidate Bio- Doug Browning

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I am a life long resident of the Central area. I am married to the former Betty "Cooky" Chemin and together, we have two sons, one daughter, and three grandchildren.


  • Graduate of Central High School, Class of 1960
  • LSU Basic and Supervisory Law Enforcement Classes
  • EBRSO Training: Firearms, Self-defense, Defensive Driving, Local and State Laws, Policy and Procedures Management
  • State P.O.S.T. Certified Law Enforcement Officer
  • Security Alarm Response: Banks, Savings and Loans, Homes, etc.
  • LSU Firefighting and Haz-Mat Incident Commander Classes and Training
  • Charter Member of BRFD Haz-Mat- Law Enforcement Team
  • Charter Member of the 911 Emergency Response
  • Mutual Aid (OEP- Home Land Security)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission- River Bend Plant Evacuation Training and Response Drills
  • Taught several years at LSU Law Enforcement Basic Academy on Haz-Mat response for first responder
  • Extensive knowledge in Policies & Procedures preparation, many of which were adopted by EBRSO
  • Designed building plan for EBRSO Communications Center at the Central Sub Station
  • Equipped a new 800 Mhz portable radio system for EBRSO
  • Drafted Policies & Procedures and trained all personnel regarding use of the new radio system


  • Retired Captain with East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office (EBRSO) with 34 years of service working in the Communication and Detective Divisions
  • State P.O.S.T. Certified Law Enforcement Officer
  • Instructor at LSU Law Enforcement Basic Academy on Haz-Mat response for First Responders


Since being elected to the position of Chief of Police of the City of Central on an independent ticket, I have maintained that independence, working continuously to build a foundation for the time when our community will need a full-time police department. To that end, I have acquired special equipment and implemented several actions to help us gradually increase the size and capabilities of our own police department. These include:

  • Implementing a five-man, non-paid reserve division that patrols our city in marked patrol units
  • Hiring off-duty EBRSO Deputies that work up to 32 hours/week patrolling our city in marked units
  • Acquisition of five portable high-band police radios (loaned by EBRSO) that allow interface with the Sheriff's Office
  • Obtained and installed a National Crime Information Center computer from the state
  • Accepted appointment by Gov. Bobby Jindal to serve on the Drug Enforcement and Violent Crime Board (one of only three Chiefs of Police in the state to be appointed)
  • Completed state-required training for a Chief of Police to receive state supplemental pay for law enforcement officers; however, I have not applied for the increase of $6,000 in my annual salary, and I will not do so until we are a fully operational police department.





"Serving the people of Central… not the politics!"

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