La. State Police name new second-in-command

Louisiana State Police names Chavez Cammon as new second-in-command at the agency Monday.
Louisiana State Police names Chavez Cammon as new second-in-command at the agency Monday.(WAFB)
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 1:59 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2022 at 5:21 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police named a new second-in-command at the agency Monday. State Police Colonel Lamar Davis announced Chavez Cammon is the agency’s new Assistant Superintendent and Chief of Staff. Cammon replaces Lt. Col. Doug Cain who retired last week.

“I am pleased to welcome LTC Chavez Cammon as our new Assistant Superintendent and Chief of Staff,” Davis said in an email to State Police staff. “LTC Cammon has distinguished himself as a great leader within the Department by leading in many capacities. As Deputy Superintendent of Patrol, LTC Cammon helped to lead our patrol division through a transition of growth and helped it to ascend in its mission. As the Commander of Public Affairs and Internal Affairs, LTC Cammon played a key role in helping our Department live up to the our core values helped to reconnect our agency with the citizens we serve. LTC Cammon has demonstrated the love for our State, passion for our citizens and employees and commitment to our mission of Public Safety. It is through these accomplishments, his knowledge and experience that LTC Cammon will continue to lead our agency into the future,” Davis said.

More on Cammon from Louisiana State Police:

Lieutenant Colonel Chavez Cammon was appointed Assistant Superintendent/Chief of Staff by Colonel Lamar A. Davis, State Police Superintendent, on June 20, 2022. As the Assistant Superintendent/Chief of Staff, LTC Cammon is responsible for carrying out the executive level responsibilities and day-to-day operations of the Louisiana State Police overseeing 1,700 employees and a budget in excess of $300 million.

Prior to being appointed to Assistant Superintendent/Chief of Staff, LTC Cammon served as the Deputy Superintendent over the Patrol Division. In this capacity, Lt. Colonel Cammon supervised the nine State Police Troops across the state, the Emergency Services Unit to include LSP’s Emergency Operation Center, which is located in Baton Rouge, Crisis Response Operations, the statewide Communications Section, the Department’s Transportation and Environmental Safety Section, DPS Police Mobile Scale Operations, the Air Support Unit, the Criminal Patrols Unit, Honor Guard Operations, Motors, Special Weapons and Tactics Assets, and the Canine Program.

Lt. Colonel Cammon began his career with Louisiana State Police in 1999 as a patrol Trooper at Troop B in Kenner. During his career, he served in the Transportation and Environmental Safety Section, Recruiting Section, Governor’s Protective Services Unit, Criminal Intelligence Unit, and the Special Investigations Unit. He also served as Executive Officer to the Deputy Superintendent for the Bureau of Investigations.

LTC Cammon served as the Commander of the Internal Affairs Section as well as the Public Affairs / Recruiting Sections. In March of 2020, he was tasked with implementing the security plan for the Medical Monitoring Station in New Orleans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. LTC Cammon is also an instructor for the Department’s Leadership Development Courses.

LTC Cammon, a native of New Orleans, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University New Orleans in Political Science and a Master of Science degree in Executive Public Administration from Southern University Baton Rouge. He has been the recipient of numerous commendations and awards, including the Professional Excellence Award, Unit Citation Award, and Meritorious Service Award. He completed the FBI LEEDA’s three phase Leadership Institute Training and received the Trilogy award. He is a member of FBI LEEDA, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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