Landry announces his pick for next State Police superintendent

Published 1:05 pm Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Gov.-Elect Jeff Landry has announced the appointment of Robert P. Hodges as the 27th Louisiana State Police Superintendent and Deputy Secretary of Public Safety Services.

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

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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