WATCH: First live interview with new Baton Rouge Police Chief
BATON ROUGE- New Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul was in the studio with WBRZ's Malary Pullen and John Pastorek this morning.
Paul was sworn into as police chief yesterday inside the metro council chambers.
Mayor Sharon Weston Broom named Paul to the position during a press conference Dec. 29.
Paul, a native of New Orleans, holds a degree in criminal justice from Loyola University, according to a release. He joined the Louisiana State Police in 1994 and became a lieutenant colonel, where he most recently served as the deputy superintendent of the Bureau of Investigation.
During his years of service with state police, Paul was assigned to narcotics, internal affairs, detectives, criminal intelligence and patrol.