Jul 24, 2013 8:43 AM by AP
East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden says he has narrowed his search for Baton Rouge's next police chief to three finalists and plans to announce a selection early next week.
The finalists are Provisional Chief Carl Dabadie, Capt. Carl K. Dunn and Capt. Noel J. Salamoni.
Dunn and Salamoni outscored Dabadie by one point on the civil service exam, but Dabadie, whose father served in the department and was killed in the line of duty, has been widely viewed as the front-runner to succeed former Police Chief Dewayne White.
Holden says each finalist has a different approach to law enforcement, but overall all of them have the betterment of the police department and public safety in mind. The department has more than 600 officers.
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