Posted: May 27, 2011 10:07 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: May 27, 2011 10:07 AM
BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden announced today that he has chosen State Police Major Donald Dewayne White to be the city's next police chief.
White, 51, is the commander of the emergency services unit at Louisiana State Police. He's been with the agency almost 20 years, but is a former Baton Rouge Police Officer.
Holden made his announcement at a press conference this morning in Baton Rouge.
He was chosen from a field of thirty candidates that passed the police chief's exam, and were later narrowed down to five finalists by an advisory committee formed by Holden.
White takes over for former chief Jeff Leduff, who resigned in December. Holden said interim chief Charles Mondrick has agreed to stay on and help White transition into his new position.
White will be sworn in Tuesday.