Personal Safety

and Crime Reports

Crime Reports


Effective August 2012, the Police Department offers crime reports through their BRPD Crime Incident Maps. This map includes the most accurate, up-to-date crime statistics. Southside is included in District 2.

Southside Civic Association

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Southdowns Library


The Southdowns Library board is in search of a property to build a new library in our neighborhood. Anyone with ideas or leads is encouraged to contact Mary Stein at



Reports of solicitors have increased on our streets, as have reports of break-ins and burglaries.  For the record, solicitation is not a legal activity according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. The BRPD encourages residents to call the police if they are approached by anyone soliciting in the neighborhood. Dial 911 for immediate response or 225-389-3863 (225-389-2000 on weekends) to speak with the police station.  Do not hesitate to call!  Every report serves to deter crime and helps increase police presence in our neighborhood. 

Glasgow Sidewalk Cleanup


We are planning to clean up our edge on Glasgow in the upcoming weeks! In connection with the construction of the Sprouts, a new 6' sidewalk from Tupelo Street to Perkins Road will be added, lined with beautiful new oak trees, while protecting the three oak trees that already live there. We will wrap the sidewalk and trees along Perkins at the same time. We are anxious to get started!

Southside Civic Association