§5. Authority of other law enforcement officers; parade marshals in Calcasieu Parish and
Lake Charles; traffic control officers in the city of New Orleans
A. All law enforcement officers of this state or of any political subdivision thereof
invested by law with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic are authorized to enforce
the provisions of this Chapter and regulations of the department and the commissioner
adopted pursuant hereto, within their respective territorial jurisdictions, except as otherwise
provided by law or this Chapter.
B. The governing authorities of the city of Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish may
employ parade marshals who shall have the authority to direct, control, and regulate traffic
for parade events only. However, such parade marshals shall not have the authority to issue
C. The superintendent of police in the city of New Orleans may contract with or
employ traffic control officers who shall have the authority to direct, control, and regulate
traffic within the city of New Orleans. However, no such officer shall have the authority to
issue traffic citations. The New Orleans Police Department shall establish a training program
for any such traffic control officers.
Acts 1962, No. 310, §1. Amended by Acts 1977, No. 113, §1, eff. June 22, 1977;
Acts 2004, No. 136, §1; Acts 2016, No. 247, §1.