BR Police Chief search narrows down
POSTED: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 1:51pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 4:49pm
BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — The list of candidates for the new permanent Baton Rouge Police Chief is down from 30 to 11. The search committee has laid out a schedule to get the final list of candidates to the Mayor's Office next week.
The 22 member committee spent the morning reviewing the 30 applications of those who passed the Civil Service Exam. After a vote, the 11 with the most votes will be interviewed next week.
Troy Abbey,- California Highway Patrol
Rudolph Babin - BRPD Commander
Willard Bates - DEQ Criminal Investigator
David Cannon - Cobb County, GA
Carl Dabadie - BRPD Asst. Commander
Carl Dunn - BRPD Commander
Jamie Fields - Former Detroit Chief
Todd Lee - BRPD Commander
Lonnie Lockett - BRPD Commander
April Overman - Former NOPD Officer
Donald White - LSP Commander
The 11 will be interviewed next Tuesday and Wednesday. When the interviews wrap up, the committee will narrow the list to 5, and send those to Mayor President Kip Holden's office.
By law, Interim Chief Charles Mondrick has to leave the position by the end of the month.
Andrew Capasso is tracking the story and will have more on the search and what's next tonight on NBC33 News at 5:00.