A city committee has narrowed the search for the next police chief.The list of 10 applicants includes five current or former police chiefs, three police captains and two federal law enforcement officers from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, according to city records.
“I’m very pleased with the selection process,” said Councilman Dan Stankoski, who organized the search committee for the council. “I think all the committee members have been very conscientious and diligent in working through a large group of 116 applications.”
The new city council chose not to reappoint Mike Comalander as police chief, who remains a captain with the department. The new chief will be paid between $85,000 and $110,000, according to city records.