Apr 10, 2013 9:23 AM by AP
At least seven more people applied Tuesday to become Baton Rouge's police chief, bringing the total applicant pool to 16.
Of the 16 candidates, The Advocate reports 13 serve in the Baton Rouge Police Department, one other candidate worked for the department for 26 years before leaving in 2004 and 11 have previously applied for the chief's position.
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.