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BRPD chief applications stand at 17 by deadline

4 years 1 month 1 week ago April 09, 2013 Apr 9, 2013 Tuesday, April 09 2013 April 09, 2013 6:01 PM in News
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Municipal board members said 17 applied to replace fired Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White by the deadline today, and more applications could be on their way.

The board said any applications postmarked by today's date will be accepted, and know of at least one application for sure that's in the mail.

Here's the list as of the close of business Tuesday:

* Carl R. Dabadie Jr., 48 - Interim BRPD Chief, has been with the department 26 years, 11 months
* Christopher P. Hagan, 43 - Gonzales Police Department since Nov. 2012, formerly with Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office 16 years, 5 months.
* Capt. James G. Drickamer, 63 - BRPD officer 29 years, 8 months.
* Bill D. Press, 60 - Fairhope Police Chief in Miami, Fla., for 3 years, 4 months. Has 34 years, 4 months experience in law enforcement.
* Capt. Noel J. Salamoni, 53 - BRPD Commander of Special Operations, has been with BRPD 31 years, 4 months.
* Sgt. Jonathan S. Dunnam, 44, (Sgt. with Internal Affairs since March 2000) has been with BRPD 24 yrs, 2 months.
* Cpl. Myron K. Daniels, 38 - BRPD SWAT Operator, has been with BRPD 14 years.
* Lt. Todd Lee, 45 - BRPD Commander of Administrative Services, has been with BRPD 26 years.
* Maj. Patricia A. Tauzin, 58 - First female BRPD major, has been with BRPD 38 years.
* Sgt. C. Bryan Taylor, 39 - BRPD firearms trainer, pistol unit. Has been with BRPD 17 years, 6 months.
* Leo J. Lamotte, 63 - Baton Rouge Deputy Constable since 2006. Retired from BRPD in Jan. 2004 as a lieutenant.
* Lt. Carl K. Dunn, 50 - Lieutenant with BRPD, has been there since July 1983 (so 29 years, 9 months)
* Sgt. Darryl W. Honore, 41 - BRPD officer since Sept. 1995.
* Lt. Donald P. Kelly, 49 - Commander of BRPD Professional Division and Media Relations Division, with BRPD since Nov. 1986.
* Sgt. Christopher J. Johnson, 51 - BRPD detective sergeant in Major Assaults division, with BRPD since June 1988.
* Edward P. Roberts, 71 - Retired BRPD police officer, served as EBR sheriff's deputy from July 1976 to Sept 1981, then worked with BRPD Sept. 1981 to April 2000 as a narcotics detective.
* Isabelle P. Gilmore, 62 - Currently teacher with city of Baker School system, worked as a detective at BRPD from 1977 to 1993 in juvenile and sex crimes divisions.

Those who meet the qualifications must then take the police chief's exam on May 22. Applicants must meet one of three criteria to qualify for the test, according to the Office of State Examiner:

* Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, or related curriculum with at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, at least two of which include administrative or supervisory roles.
* Bachelor's degree or associate's degree in criminal justice, police administration or other law enforcement curriculum, and at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement.
* High school diploma or GED and 12 years of progressively responsible experience in law enforcement, including four years as a supervisor.


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