BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Carl Dabadie Jr. is officially the new Baton Rouge police chief, Mayor-President Kip Holden announced minutes ago in a news conference.
Dabadie was sworn-in as the new police chief following the announcement.
The 27-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department has served as the provisional police chief since former chief Dewayne White was fired on February 18. Holden announced last week that Dabadie was among three finalists for the position.
Prior to becoming chief, Dabadie served as director of training, assistant uniform patrol commander and chief of staff. Dabadie, 47, was born in Baton Rouge and graduated from Baker High School.
He joined the Baton Rouge Police Department in 1985 as a second generation police officer just a year after his father, Lt. Carl Dabadie Sr., was killed in the line of duty.
He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.