One of the finest law enforcement agencies in the nation has a new "top cop". Lamar Davis has been promoted from Louisiana State Police Captain to Louisiana State Police Superintendent. Davis replaces the retiring Col. Kevin Reeves whose last day with LSP was Friday.

Davis, a 25 year veteran with Louisiana State Police has served the agency in many capacities. Before that, he served as a paratrooper in our armed forces. So needless to say, with that kind of background Superintendent Davis knows his way around fast-changing situations.

Governor John Bel Edwards, in speaking to the Louisiana Radio Network, praised Davis' military background and his commitment to the people of our state.

He is a native of Baton Rouge, he has been with the State Police since 1998, and he is a member of the Army, a non-commissioned officer. He was a Command Sargent Major of a battalion in the Louisiana National Guard

Davis' promotion to Superintendent of State Police was effective Friday. As we mentioned he is replacing the now-retired Kevin Reeves who ended his 30-year career with the agency on Friday. Some had speculated that Reeves' retirement was tied to an investigation into the death of Ronald Greene back in 2019. However, Governor Edwards rebuked those assertions saying that Reeves' retirement had been planned for about a year.