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Mondrick appointed BRPD Substitute Chief

Charles Mondrick and Mayor Holden at a press confrence in Baton Rouge (Andrew Capasso - Reporter)

POSTED: Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:08pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:55pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVLA) - Mayor President Kip Holden has found the man to replace retiring Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff. But the new appointment won't be the man in charge for long.

Charles Roderick was appointed substitute chief of BRPD. He took on that role Monday - when LeDuff went on official leave. LeDuff will be on leave until his retirement goes into effect on December 1st. That's when Mondrick will become the city's Provisional Chief for 90 days when Holden expects to have hired a new permanent Chief.

Mondrick is a 32-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department who retired in June of 2009 at the rank of Captain. During his career Mondrick served in several divisions and capacities, including commander of the Special Response Team, Incident Commander and head of the Uniformed Patrol Bureau.

Mondrick is 57 years old, a graduate of the University of Louisiana-Monroe, and also serves as Deputy Chief for the Central Fire Department.

He says he has no interest in the permanent position.

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Did I hear right when they announced his retirement and stated he would receive $10,000.00 per month retirement pay?

If that is correct, why will he be receiving more than a lot of people earn in a month while working? Especially, since the economy is so bad!!!

Wonderful!!!!! Now all we need is for Sid to follow suit, and there will be a renewed hope for East Baton Rouge citizens. They were perceived competent leaders, however it is evident that we were misinformed on the truth as to their vision for law enforcement and their ability to carry out that vision in Baton Rouge.

Sid, your time has not been well served and now you should put your tail between your legs and resign.

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