BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a committee will be selected to review candidates for the next Baton Rouge Police Department Police Chief.

According to Broome, this committee will be a diverse group of citizens, council members, and those who have been involved with community policing matters. The committee will be able to review applications, interview candidates, and recommend finalists.

“The 2017 open and transparent search for the chief of police yielded great benefits in selecting a leader, along with understanding the community’s position on the pressing issues at that time. I believe this current search will be served well with the same approach,” said Broome. 

The former Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul resigned in July after five and a half years in charge. Paul has agreed to remain in the Chief of Police position until a replacement is selected.

The following were selected to be on the mayor’s Police Chief Review Committee:

  • Mayor Pro Temp Lamont Cole
  • Jennifer Carwile
  • Michael McClanahan
  • Reverend Charles DeGravelles
  • Reverend Tommie Gipson
  • Kathy Victorian
  • Walt Green

Alternative Selected Committee members:

  • Eugene Collins
  • Drake Brignac
  • Jazzika Matthews

The proposed schedule for the public meetings is:

  • 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17.
  • 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23.
  • 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26.
  • 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, if needed.