Exam scores for Shreveport police chief candidates released

All 7 Shreveport police chief candidates pass exam; Ben Raymond scores the highest

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The civil service exam scores for candidates hoping to be Shreveport’s next police chief have been released.

The scores were released and approved during a special Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board meeting Tuesday.

Seven applicants took the civil service exam July 31. The exam is required to be appointed police chief under Louisiana law.

The scores for the seven candidates for Shreveport police chief are as follows:

  • Provisional Police Chief Benjamin Raymond - 94
  • Lt. Janice Dailey - 92
  • Sgt. Michael Carter - 89
  • Cpl. Jason Frazier - 89
  • Sgt. Kevin Strickland - 88
  • Assistant Police Chief Wayne Smith - 86
  • Lt. Tedris Smith - 78

Applicants must have scored a 75 or better to be considered for the position.

Mayor Adrian Perkins has established an eight-member advisory team comprised of law enforcement experts, attorneys and city leaders to review each qualified candidate and to make a recommendation to him.

Provisional Police Chief Ben Raymond will continue to serve in that role until Perkins names a permanent replacement.

There is no timetable for a decision.

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