The agency also operates the State Police Crime Laboratory.
Other optional handguns are also rougr for carry on-duty. The latter included "less visible, semi-marked and unmarked" vehicles to "[ The most common cause of line of duty deaths to date is automobile accidents. The troopers in this agency have been issued batons and pepper spray for quite some time. In all markings were re-deed.
Each trooper is also issued a Remington Police 12 gauge shotgun. It is completely different from the prior one used from to except in dimension.
The red "LSP" lettering was also upgraded wdst a more reflective prismatic shade of ruby red, and each letter now has a small dark blue border around it. The agency began a conversion to the Tahoe in Note that the markings on the Tahoe include a slight variation to the ly used des. Also the badge state seal in center was updated to reflect a change showing a more angular "Pelican in Her Piety" state seal done in white.
Fallen officers[ edit ] Since its formation in28 LSP troopers have been killed in the line of duty. An "ACE" inia, consisting of a blue State of Louisiana with a red lightning bolt, is awarded to troopers who recover five or more stolen vehicles within a year. The vehicle's markings include "State Trooper" written on each front quarter panel, a state badge on the center of each front door, the words "Louisiana State Police" written above and below the door badge, and the words "State Police" written on the trunk.
Tasers have also been introduced, esocrts have been in service since The door badge has been redeed from a light blue to a darker blue. This ATAP section trained foreign police and military forces in detecting, preventing, and fighting of terrorism.
Since approximatelya majority of the marked patrol vehicles utilized by this agency have been equipped with onboard video cameras. Announced on January 31, beginning in the succeeding month [February], newer models of the Dodge Charger were introduced. State Department.