Alan Crump has been on medical leave since November, but he has been collecting the police chief's check. That ends today.

The Mayor's Office issued this statement:

After 27 years of service, Police Chief Alan Crump has officially retired from the Shreveport Police Department effective immediately. Provisional Chief of Police, Ben Raymond, will continue to serve in that role until Mayor Adrian Perkins names a permanent replacement.


Several candidates are taking the Civil Service exam in an effort to be considered for the Chief's job. Candidates must score a 75 or better to be eligible.

Seven candidates for Chief of Police are taking the test: Sergeant Michael Carter, Lieutenant Janice Dailey, Corporal Jason Frazier, Chief Benjamin Raymond, Lieutenant Tedris Smith, Assistant Chief of Police Wayne Smith, and Sergeant Kevin Strickland.

Once the test scores are in, Mayor Perkins will make his choice. But the Mayor has set up an eight-person advisory team to review the candidates and to make a final recommendation.

Here are the members of that advisory panel:

Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator

Caddo District Attorney James Stewart

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones

Civil Rights Attorney Laurie Lyons

Criminal Defense Attorney Ron Miciotto

Retired SPD Assistant Chief E.J. Lewis

Retired Police Officer and Former Crime Stoppers Director Jim Taliaferro

City Council Chairman Jerry Bowman

Mayor Perkins is looking for a candidate that is 100 percent committed to making Shreveport safer. “Public safety is my administration’s top priority,” Mayor Perkins said. “The next Police Chief must be committed to and capable of implementing community oriented policing strategies.”

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