Mayor receives list of BRPD Chief candidates

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - The Louisiana Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board today presented Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome with the list of candidates who passed the exam for chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department.

The candidates are: Shawn L. Caldwell, Myron K. Daniels, Sharon W. Douglas, Richard W. Harrell, Darryl W. Honore, Jeremy A. Kent, Mark A. Kraus, Robert McGarner, Paul J. Murphy, Ronald W. Stevens, and Samuel L. Wyatt.

“I am confident that from the list of individuals presented that I can select a chief who is experienced, progressive and visionary, and who understands and is committed to the 21st Century model of policing, including community policing,” Mayor-President Broome said. “It is also important to have a chief who promotes transparency and integrity in the department, and who is committed to building bridges in the community at large.”

While Mayor-President Broome has the ultimate selection, she has convened a committee of diverse community members to review candidates for the next chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department.

“As mayor-president, my intent is to choose a chief who can best lead our men and women of the BRPD and can best establish trust between all of our citizens and our officers. Effective policing requires a joint effort by the community and our police.”

The committee consists of: Julie Baxter, Jan Bernard, Jennifer Carwile, Don Cazayoux, Councilman LaMont Cole, Pastor Errol Domingue, Pastor Tommie Gipson, Walt Green, Cordell Haymon, Pat LeDuff, Rep. Ted James, Ernest Johnson, Melissa Thompson, and Councilwoman Tara Wicker.

This group will review the candidates’ application packages, interview candidates and recommend five finalists to Mayor-President Broome, who will make a final decision.

The committee’s first organizational meeting with be held Thursday, Nov. 9. 

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