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Finalists, Town Hall for Chief of Police Announced

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The finalists for the next Columbus Chief of Police have been announced.

After announcing last week the nine candidates to receive interviews to become the city’s next police chief, that list has been narrowed down to four finalists:

  • Derrick Diggs – Fort Myers Police Chief
  • Avery Moore – Assistant Police Chief Dallas Police
  • Elaine Bryant – Detroit Police Deputy Chief
  • Ivonne Roman – Co-founder of 30×30 Initiative

Notably, the previous runner-up for police chief and candidate Perry Tarrant did not make the final list.

Mayor Andrew Ginther announced another search for the city’s police chief would take place after the demotion of Chief Thomas Quinlan late last year. Deputy Chief Michael Woods has served as chief in the interim.

The national search was again led by firm Ralph Anderson and Associates, resulting in 34 applicants.

The mayor’s office has said it expects to hire a new police chief by Memorial Day.

On Wednesday, May 19, the city will host a virtual community town hall with the finalists to learn more about each and the reforms they plan to implement. Community members are invited to submit questions either in advance or during the event. Find more information here.

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