The Attorney General is elected by the citizens of Louisiana to serve a four-year term and acts as the Chief Legal Officer of the state. The Attorney General gets his authority from the Louisiana Constitution and through statutes enacted by the Legislature.
Louisiana citizens will live in safe communities and a healthy environment where economic opportunities are available to pursue a better quality of life while natural resources are preserved for future generations.
To protect the people and resources of the State of Louisiana by providing superior legal representation, and interpretation, professional and effective law enforcement, and public education programs.
While enforcing the laws and protecting the interests of the state, the Department of Justice will respect the citizens of Louisiana, and foster a sense of pride in its employees, and ensure employee productivity through a system of performance based management.