At least two more people submitted applications for Baton Rouge’s police chief just before Tuesday’s deadline, bringing the total number to at least 18 candidates.
The two applicants, according to Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board documents, are:
- Isabelle P. Gilmore, 62, who worked in the Baton Rouge Police Department from 1977 to 1993, specializing in juvenile and sex crimes. She works as a high school reading teacher in Baker.
- Edward P. Roberts, 71, worked in the Baton Rouge Police Department from September 1981 to April 2000 as a narcotics detective. He also served as an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy from July 1976 to September 1981 and is a U.S. Navy veteran.
Any mailed applications postmarked Tuesday and received at a later date will be accepted, Civil Service Board officials said.
Seven others applied Tuesday. Six of them work in the Baton Rouge Police Department: Lt. Carl Keith Dunn; Sgt. Darryl W. Honore; Sgt. Christopher J. Johnson Sr.; Lt. Donald P. Kelly; Sgt. Chad King; and Sgt. Bryan Taylor, 39. The other applicant was Baton Rouge Deputy Constable Leo J. Lamotte.
Only four people had submitted applications as of Sunday: Provisional Chief Carl Dabadie Jr.; Baton Rouge police Capt. James G. Drickamer; Gonzales police Officer Christopher P. Hagan Sr.; and Bill D. Press, the former police chief of Fairhope, Ala.
Five current Baton Rouge police officers turned in their applications Monday: Cpl. Myron K. Daniels, Sgt. Jonathan S. Dunnam, Lt. Todd Lee, Capt. Noel Salamoni and Maj. Patricia Tauzin.
Of the 18 candidates, 13 serve in the Baton Rouge Police Department, according to the Civil Service Board documents. Three other candidates — Gilmore, Lamotte and Roberts — worked for the department for at least 16 years each.
At least 11 people have applied for the police chief position before: Dabadie, Daniels, Drickamer, Dunn, Dunnam, Hagan, Johnson, Kelly, Lamotte, Lee and Tauzin.
The Civil Service Board will approve applications at its April 18 meeting. A two-part chief’s test will be administered May 22.
The board will approve the exam scores and forward the names of those who passed to the Mayor’s Office. Applicants must have a grade of 75 percent or higher to pass the test.
The position became vacant after Mayor-President Kip Holden fired former Chief Dewayne White on Feb. 18.
White has accused Holden of micromanagement and has claimed the police union played a role in his firing.
Holden has called White a “master of deception” who disobeyed orders and divided the community.