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Application process begins for new BR police chief

4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Friday, July 28 2017 Jul 28, 2017 July 28, 2017 4:40 PM July 28, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ staff

BATON ROUGE – The application process for the position of police chief of BRPD is open as the job was posted on Friday by the Civil Service Board. 

The posting comes after former Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie announced his resignation on Monday. Monday was also his last day with the department.   

Dabadie submitted a letter, alerting Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome to his decision to leave the department Monday. "I had hoped our relationship could have grown into a strong partnership as we have faced times this city has never seen," Dabadie said in the letter. "I feel that my retirement would be the best thing for the department and myself." 

Broome said that said that she had been looking to hire a new police chief since she was elected. Broome appointed Lt. Jonny Dunnam as interim chief, however Dunnam will not be applying for the permanent position.

The job posting describes the position as being responsible for the management of department operations and to use measures to prevent crime and to protect the lives and property of those in the community. It also elaborates how the chief is expected to collaborate with the mayor when implementing plans and policies. 

Perspective candidates must submit their applications and required attachments to the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board  by the close of business on August 29. 

Click here to read the full job posting. 

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