ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Newly minted badges and identification cards were issued to current staff of District Attorney Warren Montgomery.
Attorneys and investigators received individually numbered badges and their new ID cards now include a photo of the employee.
"When we came into office, we realized there was incomplete record-keeping for individuals who received badges and I.D.s," Montgomery said. "We are addressing that."
Montgomery said the numbered badges are designed to protect the public from potential misuse. He added his office will keep track of every badge and ID issued and their status.
All other badges are considered expired and invalid.
The D.A. advised the public that if someone flashes a St. Tammany-Washington Parish District Attorney badge without a number, it's invalid.