New Louisiana State Police superintendent to start Jan. 2024

BATON ROUGE — Robert P. Hodges has been selected to serve as the 27th Louisiana State Police Superintendent and Deputy Secretary of Public Safety Services.

Governor-Elect Jeff Landry made the announcement on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

“Today, I am proud to appoint such well-qualified, committed, and knowledgeable people to the positions of LSP Superintendent, Fire Marshal, and Adjutant General. Everyone deserves to live in a safe and secure state, and with these new appointments, I am confident Louisiana will be a better and safer state,” said Governor-elect Jeff Landry.

Hodges currently holds the position of Region 2 Patrol Major. His appointment to Louisiana State Police Superintendent will be effective on January 8, 2024.

Major Hodges is a 28-year veteran with Louisiana State Police. He began his career in 1995 as a Patrol Trooper in Troop B (Kenner) and has held various assignments throughout his LSP career in Patrol and Investigations.

Major Hodges, a native of New Orleans, graduated from Brother Martin High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Louisiana State University.

He previously served as an Intelligence Officer in the Louisiana Army National Guard Reserve.

In addition, forthcoming appointees to the LSP Senior Command Staff were announced including:

Major Frank Besson
Appointed to Assistant Superintendent / Chief of Staff

Lt. Col. Joseph Hasselbeck III
Current Deputy Superintendent of LSP Patrol

Lt. Col. Treone Williams-Larvadain
Current Deputy Superintendent of the LSP Bureau of Investigations

Major Cordell Williams
Appointed to Deputy Superintendent of LSP Support

Lt. Col. Greg Graphia
Current Deputy Superintendent – Chief Administrative Officer

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