Chief Paul began his career with the Baton Rouge Police Department on January 1, 2018. Chief Murphy J. Paul, Jr. retired from the Louisiana State Police as a Deputy Superintendent with more than 26 years in Law Enforcement. Chief Paul has held management responsibilities in various areas of law enforcement. These positions included the oversight of Gaming Operations, Criminal Investigations, Special Investigations as well as the State Fusion Center.
Throughout his law enforcement career, Chief Paul has served on several boards and commissions; The LA Governor's Drug Policy Board, the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies (ASCIA), the Regional Counter-Drug Training Academy RCT A and the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Executive Board.
Chief Paul has been the recipient of numerous commendations and awards. Chief Paul is a P.O.S.T./FBI certified instructor, a graduate of the FBI National Academy and he received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola University in New Orleans, LA.