Two career state troopers assume new responsibilities on the State Police senior staff having been promoted to the positions of Assistant Superintendent/Chief of Staff and Deputy Superintendent - Support for the Department.

These promotions are on the heels of the recent retirement of Lt. Colonel Dale Hall who retired with over 31 years of dedicated service to the Louisiana State Police and the citizens of Louisiana. Lt. Colonel Hall served the last 4 years as the Asst. Superintendent/Chief of Staff.

Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent, announced effective April 9, 2012, the promotion of Lt. Colonel Charlie Dupuy to the position of Asst. Superintendent/Chief of Staff and Major Murphy Paul to the position of Deputy Superintendent - Support.

Colonel Edmonson said, "I have complete and total confidence in both Lt. Colonels Dupuy and Paul in their new respective commands. These appointments are consistent with my leadership and management philosophy to the extent that both will have the opportunity to learn, grow and mature as leaders."

Lt. Colonel Dupuy previously served as the Deputy Superintendent - Support. In his new position as Asst. Superintendent/Chief of Staff, Lt. Colonel Dupuy will oversee the day to day operations of the Louisiana State Police. Lt. Colonel Dupuy is a native of Baton Rouge and a 22 year veteran of the Department. He has served the Department in the areas of patrol, training, operations, internal affairs and support services.

Lt. Colonel Dupuy said, "I am humbled by the opportunity to lead the 1700 employees of the State Police, including Troopers, DPS Police Officers and civilians, who work tirelessly every day to promote public safety throughout the state of Louisiana. I look forward to continuing Colonel Edmonson’s legacy of partnerships, proactive police work, effective safety education programs and efficient operations."

Lt. Colonel Murphy Paul previously served as the Command Inspector - Criminal Investigations. In his new position as Deputy Superintendent - Support, Lt. Colonel Paul will oversee Training, Crisis Response, Crime Lab, Criminal Records and DPS Police. Lt. Colonel Paul is a native of New Orleans and an 18 year veteran of the Department. He has served the Department in the areas of patrol, narcotics, detectives, intelligence and internal affairs.

Lt. Colonel Paul said, "I look forward to the opportunity of continuing the success of the Support Command within the State Police. The Support Command contains critical areas such as police training, crime lab operations and emergency incident readiness which directly affect the lives of the citizens that we serve."