Elvin Howard, Jr.

Baton Rouge Police Officer and President, Elvin Howard Sr. Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Foundation

Lieutenant Elvin Howard, Jr. is a 26-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department. During his tenure with the police department, Lieutenant Howard worked ten years in the Homicide Division, one year on a gang task force, three years on the ATF Task Force, and several years in the Community Policing Division as the ReCAST Coordinator, as well as service on the Baton Rouge Police Department Leadership Committee. Lieutenant Howard is currently the Commander of the Mayor’s Executive Protection Detail.

From his time on the police department, Lieutenant Howard’s expertise ranges from criminal investigations and uniform patrol to community policing. Lieutenant Howard has crossed the region to assist communities dealing with specific real-life scenarios such as active shooters, bullying, and stalking crimes against the elderly, among others. Through the ReCAST Grant, Lieutenant Howard created programs to address stress and trauma among citizens of all ages (youth to seniors) from all walks of life (including the homeless) in East Baton Rouge Parish and surrounding areas.

Lieutenant Howard is currently the founder and president of the Elvin Howard, Sr. Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Foundation, a foundation created in honor of his father, Elvin Howard, Sr., who passed away from pancreatic cancer. The foundation’s mission is to reduce pancreatic cancer deaths and family hardships through awareness, advocacy, and support.

Ultimately, Lieutenant Howard’s goal with his professional position is to make the country safer for everyone by assisting in motivating citizens to love life, live longer, and make positive decisions.

Lieutenant Elvin Howard, Jr. truly believes “knowledge and wisdom are power!!!”