Civil service exam scores for SPD chief applicants released

Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 2:08 PM CST

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Shreveport Police Department is looking for its next chief, and now, scores from the applicants’ exams are in.

Nine candidates have applied for position; they were tested Dec. 9, 2021. Wayne Smith has been serving as substitute chief since Chief Ben Raymond resigned in August of 2021.

BACKGROUND INFO>>> SPD releases list of applicants approved for police chief exam

The applicants are:

  • Sgt. Dorian Brabham, Lafayette Police Department (2002-present)
  • Sgt. Jason Frazier, SPD Terminal Agency Coordinator (2004-present)
  • Corporal Marcus Hines, SPD (2005-present)
  • Sgt. Michael Jones, SPD (2000-present)
  • Marcus Mitchell, former SPD chief administrative assistant (2009-21)
  • Interim Police Chief Wayne Smith, SPD (1980-present)
  • Sgt. Michael Tyler, SPD (1997-present)
  • Capt. Kenneth Wall, Sulphur Police Department (2003-present)
  • Samuel Wyatt, a former Bossier City police sergeant (1993-2009)

The scores from the civil service exam have been approved by officials in Baton Rouge and have been sent to the Shreveport Civil Service Office. Mayor Adrian Perkins has reviewed the scores as well.


Dorian Brabham86Lafayette Police Departmentsergeant
Jason Frazier87Shreveport Police Departmentsergeant/executive officer/terminal agency coordinator
Marcus Hines80Shreveport Police Departmentcorporal
Michael Jones86Shreveport Police Departmentsergeant
Marcus Mitchell92Shreveport Police Department (former)chief administrative assistant (former)
Wayne Smith89Shreveport Police Departmentsubstitute chief
Michael Tyler84Shreveport Police Departmentsergeant
Kenneth Wall83Sulphur Police Departmentcaptain
Samuel Wyatt94Bossier Police Department (former)sergeant (former)

The civil service board says the passing score is 75% and above. Scores are valid for 18 months from the date of approval by the board.

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