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List of BRPD chief candidates grows to 12

3 years 5 months 3 weeks ago April 09, 2013 Apr 9, 2013 Tuesday, April 09 2013 April 09, 2013 11:45 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - More candidates for the Baton Rouge Police chief's office submitted their applications today, the last day they can do so.

Five people, all veteran BRPD officers, applied with the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board on Monday, bringing the total to nine. An additional three submitted applications this morning.

Carl Dabadie is the interim chief for the department, after Mayor Kip Holden fired former Chief Dewayne White.

Here's the list as it stands at noon on 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)

People can still apply for the position until the board's office closes at 5 p.m. today. 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.

News 2's Ryan Naquin will have comments tonight from people in the community about their expectations for the next Baton Rouge Police chief.


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