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.