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Article X: Part IV State Police Service
Strategic Plan

Louisiana State Police Commission
State Police Service

The State Police Commission, which was created by Article X, Part IV, Sec 43 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, is a seven member body that has exclusive jurisdiction and final authority over the administration of the State Police Service.

The State Police Service is established and includes all regularly commissioned full-time law enforcement officers employed by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of State Police, or its successor, who are graduates of the State Police training academy of instruction and are vested with full state police powers, as provided by law, and persons to become such officers, under provisions of Article X, Part IV, Sec 41 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974.

To hear commissioned officers complaints that their fundamental rights have been violated and to provide decisions that are consistent with the basic tenets of the merit system, the State Police Service Article, the State Police Commission Rules, existing jurisprudence and equity and improve the appeal and discipline processes.

To promote effective personnel management practices for the Office of State Police, to check and enforce compliance with State Police Commission rules, and to provide assistance with federal and state laws, as appropriate or designated. Review, develop and implement State Police Commission rules, perform investigations, review contracts, review and accept or denies performance appraisal programs, and issues general circulars and transmittals.

To maintain an equitable and uniform pay system for all Louisiana State Police commissioned officers. Establish positions, recommend pay adjustments and allocate positions.

To enable the Office of State Police to meet the staffing needs in a timely fashion by hiring and promoting the best qualified applicants. Test and certify applicants for employment by the Office of State Police.

Contact Information
Office Address
State Police Commission
Office of Management, Finance & OMV Building
7979 Independence Boulevard, Suite 208
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806

Mailing Address
State Police Commission
Post Office box 66555
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70896


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Commission Staff
Program Manager
Debbie Givens
Attorney / Referee
William A. Norfolk
Attorney / Referee
M. Lenore Feeney

Test Administration & Research
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Dr. Helen Wise
Test Analyst
Christy Cephus
Executive Director
Cathy Derbonne, M Ed.

    Last Modified: 02/10/2016