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Residents are urged to report criminal activity as soon as they discover it.

Emergencies: call 9-1-1

Non-emergencies: 225-389-2000

Once complete, residents are encouraged to inform the Melrose Crime Prevention District with the report number and incident details. 

The MPCPD will then turn over details to the crime prevention district patrol officers.

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Going out of town?

If you're going on vacation or your home will be temporarily unoccupied for a while, the Melrose Place Crime Prevention District security patrol can perform additional regular checks at your property during the time you're away. If you're interested in receiving these checks, please let us know using the link provided below.  Your request will be forwarded to the security patrol.

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Your security matters to us.

The Melrose Place Crime Prevention District (MPCPD) is the security backbone of our neighborhood.  It is funded through our property taxes.


The Melrose Civic Association (MCA) president sits on the MPCPD board, and the MCA board of directors appoints one additional individual to the MPCPD board.  By working together, we can better serve your interests.

Melrose Place Crime Prevention District

The Melrose Place Crime Prevention District was created by Act No. 366 of the 2008 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature and is codified in LA. Rev. Stat. 33:9097.4.


The district's purpose is to aid in crime prevention and add to the security of the district residents by providing for an increase in law enforcement patrol in the Melrose Place Subdivision.

The district meets quarterly on the second Tuesday of the first month of each quarter.


In 2024, the board of the commissioners will meet on the following dates: January 16th, April 9th, July 9th, and October 8th.  All meetings start at 6 p.m. and are held at the Eden Park Library (5131 Greenwell Springs Rd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806).

All quarterly meetings of the MPCPD Board of Commissioners are open to the public. Pursuant to LA Rev. Stat. 42:14, individuals with a disability recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (or their caregivers) may request an accommodation if they are unable to attend the scheduled meeting in-person. Please contact no later than twelve (12) hours prior to the scheduled meeting to request an accommodation.

The district is governed by a board of commissioners of seven members.

The 2024 MPCPD Board of Commissioners are:


Amy Pirtle, President

Maxwell Martin, Vice President

Joseph Powell, Secretary

Cary Skaggs, Treasurer

Alex Keys

Gerald Dean Scott

David West

The security district's Managing Patrol Officer is Detective Jordon Lear

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