Maj. Kevin Reeves named interim LSP superintendent
Posted on 3/22/2017 4:52:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards announces Maj. Kevin Reeves will act as interim superintendent of Louisiana State Police. Reeves says his goal is to earn the trust and confidence of his peers, as well as their public safety partners and the citizens. Reeves has more than 26 years of service at LSP, and he says working for State Police has been his life’s passion.

Maj. Kevin Reeves, LSP, Col. Mike Edmonson,

Governor's Office says rumors Col. Mike Edmonson will resign not true
Posted on 3/13/2017 5:57:00 PM.

The Governor’s Office says speculation that State Police Col. Mike Edmonson will step down is just a rumor. The State Police Superintendent has been surrounded in controversy over questionable travel by state troopers, and now troopers are being subpoenaed for a federal investigation looking into illegal campaign donations. President of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, Rafael Goyeneche, says none of this looks good for LSP.

Rafael Goyeneche, Col. Mike Edmonson, LSP, Metropolitan Crime Commission

LSP investigates troopers' side trips to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon
Posted on 2/20/2017 11:13:00 AM.

State Police has launched an investigation into the spending of four troopers who made stops at the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas while on their way to a training conference in San Diego. The story was first reported by the Advocate. State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson says this is an unfortunate incident that never should have happened.

Col. Mike Edmonson, LSP, the Advocate, internal investigation

Wounded LWDF agent update, questions remain
Posted on 1/9/2017 3:31:00 PM.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent who was shot multiple times in Morehouse Parish is in stable condition. That was one announcement made by State Police Col. Mike Edmonson at a press conference this morning. Edmonson says it’s a miracle that 25-year-old Tyler Wheeler is doing so well, after being shot in the head, neck, and arm early Saturday morning.

Col. Mike Edmonson, Tyler Wheeler, Amethyst Baird, Jeremy Gullette

Louisiana becomes first state to equip all State Troopers with body cameras
Posted on 12/21/2016 1:36:00 PM.

Louisiana will become the first state to equip all State Troopers with body cameras. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says they hope all troopers in the state will have body cameras before this summer. He says they plan to start rolling out the first round of body cams after the holidays.

Col. Mike Edmonson, body cam, LSP

State leaders discuss ways to improve community relations with police
Posted on 10/19/2016 12:28:00 PM.

Law enforcement, elected officials, and the public gathered at the House Judiciary Committee meeting today to discuss ways to improve community relations with police. Deputy Chief of Staff for the Governor’s Office, Julie Baxter Payer says it’s important to have more community involvement in policy changes. She says they are looking at more training and education for law enforcement.

Julie Baxter Payer, Col. Mike Edmonson, House Judiciary Committee

Curfews in place for EBR, Livingston, Ascension parishes
Posted on 8/17/2016 5:54:00 AM.

Curfews are in place in East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension until conditions improve in those parishes. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says the curfews are in place to keep everyone safe. He says law enforcement has also started going door-to-door in flooded areas looking for storm victims.

Col. Mike Edmonson, Sid Gautreaux, Jason Ard, curfews

Col Edmonson leaves meeting with president with a renewed strength to do better
Posted on 7/14/2016 10:19:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards and State Police Col. Mike Edmonson met with President Obama to discuss ways to build community trust and ensure justice for all Americans. Edmonson says one of the key things they discussed in the four hour meeting is the importance of listening to one another.

Col. Mike Edmonson, President Obama,

Police gear up for possible attack in Louisiana following Dallas shooting
Posted on 7/8/2016 10:42:00 AM.

Law enforcement around the state are gearing up for a potential threat in Louisiana following the Dallas attack that left five police officers dead and seven injured. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says there is concern that something similar could happen in Louisiana because a suspect in the Dallas shooting told police he was upset about the police violence in Baton Rouge and Minnesota.

Col. Mike Edmonson, Dallas shooting, Louisiana State Police

Judge strikes down Edmonson retirement increase
Posted on 9/16/2014 4:47:00 PM.
A district judge threw out the law that would give State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson and another trooper a major retirement boost.  Judge Janice Clark ruled the provision to be unconstitutional stating lawmakers did not follow proper procedure in passing the pension change.  

Col. Mike Edmonson, John Kennedy, Judge Janice Clark, unconstitutional law

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