Louisiana Governor-Elect Landry Announces the 27th LSP Superintendent

Published: 11-29-2023 | Category: Statewide

New Orleans – This afternoon, Governor-Elect Jeff Landry announced the appointment of Robert P. Hodges as the 27th Louisiana State Police Superintendent and Deputy Secretary of Public Safety Services.  Robert 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

Contact Information:

Captain Nick Manale

Louisiana State Police

Public Affairs - HQ

Office: (225) 925-6118