Board asks for BR Police Chief's exam to be scheduled
BATON ROUGE - Parish officials have started the process of finding a new head for the Baton Rouge Police Department to replace Chief Jeff LeDuff, who is retiring at the end of the year.
The Municipal Fire & Police Civil Service Board decided in their meeting today to ask the State Examiner's Office to schedule a police chief's exam. The board's secretary said they will likely get a response with several possible dates in about two to three weeks.
The board will then choose a location to hold the exam on one of the available dates; the secretary said they have used the River Center in the past, and probably will again if it's available.
Mayor-President Kip Holden's office said yesterday that LeDuff had told them he planned to retire by the end of the year. LeDuff was chosen by Holden to be Chief of Police in 2005, after serving as head instructor at the Training Academy since 2002 and in the department's motorcycle division for 19 years before that.