Gov. Edwards announces new LSP Superintendent

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)-  Lamar A. Davis has been named as the Deputy Secretary of Public Safety Services and Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police.

Governor John Bel Edwards confirmed the position on Oct. 30.

“Capt. Davis has led an exemplary career in law enforcement and has earned the respect of his colleagues. I am confident that he will continue to lead this agency with the utmost professionalism and highest standards in order to protect the public’s safety,” said Gov. Edwards. “He has accepted this position at a time when our state is facing many challenges including COVID-19, severe weather and the efforts necessary for recovery and rebuilding. I’m grateful that he and his family have agreed to serve the people of our great state, and I look forward to working with him.”     

Davis joined LSO in 1998. He will replace Kevin Rees.

“I recognize there are challenges ahead and, rest assured, we will be purposeful moving forward. My administration will be built on trust, externally and internally. I look forward to working daily on behalf of the men and women of the Department of Public Safety and the Louisiana State Police to ensure the safety of the citizens we serve. I am grateful to Colonel Reeves for his over 30 years of service to the Louisiana State Police with the last three and a half as Superintendent and wish he and his family well in retirement,” Davis said.

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