Baton Rouge Police Chief Thomas Morse will speak at Jan. 29 Press Club

Thomas “TJ” Morse Jr., the new chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department, will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 29. Morse, who was the BRPD commander of training services before being named the city’s 32nd police chief, began his new duties this month. He said he will seek greater transparency and accountability within the department and also tend to officers’ mental health.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at 12:15 p.m., is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.