Jun 27, 2011 9:13 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Newly appointed Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White is confident he can make Baton Rouge safer.
White tells The Advocate that failure is not an option.
With a little more than a month on the job, the 51-year-old White hasn't wasted any time moving toward his goal.
Since being named Baton Rouge's police chief on May 27, the retired State Police major has met with other area law enforcement leaders to discuss working collectively.
He has talked with Mayor-President Kip Holden about securing a 2012 training academy that would put at least 25 more police officers on the city's streets.
White says four lieutenants have been reassigned from jobs at headquarters to positions in the department's uniform patrol division.