Final day to submit application for position of BRPD chief

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 11:00am

Today is the final day for applicants who want to become the next chief of police in Baton Rouge.

Those wanting to apply for the job must turn in their application by 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.

According to the Civil Service Commission, eleven people have applied for the job as of 10:00 a.m.  

Right now the job belongs to Provisional Chief Carl Dabadie, who took over after former Chief Dewayne White was fired by Mayor Kip Holden.

The eleven people applying for chief are:

  • Carl R. Dabadie Jr., 48, current Interim Chief 
  • Christopher P. Hagan, 43, Gonzales Police Department
  • Captain James G. Drickamer, 63, Captain with BRPD
  • Bill D. Press, 60, Police Chief of Fairhope Police Department in Miami, FL
  • Captain Noel J. Salamoni, 53, Captain with BRPD of Commander Special Operations
  • Sargeant Jonathan S. Dunnam, 44, Sargeant with Internal Affairs since March 2000
  • Corporal Myron K. Daniels, 38, SWAT Operator
  • Lietenant Todd Lee, 45, Commander of Administrative Services
  • Major Patricia A. Tauzin, BRPD
  • Sargeant Bryan Taylor, 39, trainer at the firearms - pistol unit
  • Leo J. Lamotte, 63, Deputy Constable with the BRPD Constable…been there since 2006, retired from BRPD in January 2004 as a lieutenant.


The next step in the process for chief is taking the Civil Service exam. No date for that test has been scheduled so far.



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