City of Zachary

FAQs

Police Department

What is the address of the Zachary Police Station?
4510 Main Street / P.O. Box 310

What is the phone number for a non-emergency call?
(225) 654-9393

Is the Chief of Police elected or appointed?
Elected

How many police officers are located on Zachary’s police force?
32 officers (including Chief and Assistant Chief) & 9 Communications Officers (including Supervisor)

What area of Zachary does the Police Department cover?
Everything within the city limits of Zachary

Who handles the area outside of the city limits of Zachary?
The Sheriff’s Department of whichever parish the area is in (East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office or East Feliciana Sheriff’s Office)

How do I find out if there are any openings for the position of Zachary Police Officer?
Call the Chief’s office at 654-0073.

What are the qualifications of a Police Officer in Zachary?
Must be at least 18 years old, be a high school graduate (GED accepted), and have a valid driver’s license. After an offer of employment, the applicant must also pass a physical examination, physical fitness test, and psychological test.

Can I be a Reserve Deputy? And, what does a reserve deputy do? Reserve applications can be picked up at the Police Department. Reserve officers assist officers on shift as well as assist with security at the youth park, school activities, ZFest, and other city functions.

How can I get a copy of a police report? 
Reports can be picked up at the Police Department 5-7 business days from the date of the incident. The cost is $10.00. To inquire about a report, call our Records Department at 654-1904 or email aguidry@zacharypd.org. Please include the file number, date, location and person involved.

I lost my ticket and cannot remember my court date or the fine amount, what should I do?
Call Zachary City Court at 654-0044 for all questions regarding traffic citation fines and court dates.

How can I get a Restraining Order?
Contact Zachary City Court at 654-0044.

Can I hire an off-duty officer for security?
Yes. The current rate for off-duty officer security is $25.00. Contact the Police Department for more information.

I locked my keys in my car, can you send an officer to unlock it?
No. However, if there is a child locked in the car, the Fire Department will assist you.

My child is missing, what should I do?
Call 9-1-1.

Can anything be done about a child that constantly runs away?
Yes. Call the Police Department for assistance.

Under what circumstances are photos of missing persons released to the media?
All missing persons’ photos are released to the media.

Does the Zachary Police Department participate in the Amber Alert Program?
Yes.

What should I do if my car has been stolen?
Call the Police Department and notify your insurance company immediately.

Does the City of Zachary have their own jail?
We have a holding facility to hold arrestees temporarily. All arrestees are booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

How can I pick someone up from jail if they have been arrested by a Zachary Police Officer?
Contact the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison information line at 1-800-414-7685.

My car was towed, where and how do I get it back?
We use several tow companies. Call the Police Department to find out where your car was stored and the cost for towing and storage.

Someone just called my house wanting me to donate money to help the Zachary Police Department, how do I know if it is legitimate?
The Police Department does not solicit donations by phone.  Call the Chief’s Office (654-0073) to confirm or report any solicitation for donations for the Police Department.

Can you tell me if I live near a Sex Offender?  
Use the link to the Louisiana State Police website to find sex offenders in your area.  www.lsp.org

My child is on drugs, can I call you to help if they are out of control?
Yes, call the Police Department for assistance.

My house alarm went off, will the Zachary Police Department come to investigate?
The police will respond to all alarms that are called into our office.

Will there be a charge for my alarm going off at my house by accident?
Upon the third FALSE ALARM, and every false alarm after that in the calendar year, you will be charged a fee of $25.00.

Is there a Neighborhood Watch Program that the Zachary Police Department can help me organize?
Yes. Please call the Police Department for more information.

Does the Zachary Police Department speak at neighborhood meetings?
Yes, please call the Police Department for more information.

Does the Zachary Police Department fingerprint for ID’s?
No. Fingerprinting is provided at Louisiana State Police Headquarters.

How do I file a complaint against a Zachary Police Officer?
Contact our Internal Affairs Division at 654-9393 or 654-1905.

What do I do if I someone has stolen or forged my checks?
Call the Police Department and notify your bank or financial institution immediately.

How many calls a year on the average does the Police Department receive?
About 10,000