ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – We told you last week that the list of candidates to become the city of St. Louis’ new police chief is down to eight. Now we have more details on those candidates and the final selection process.
Three of the applicants are from within the department, the other five come from across the country, according to city personnel director Richard Frank. Frank told the Citizen Advisory Committee last night that those in the running include candidates from Chicago, Dallas and Baltimore and one is a woman. They come from a field of ten candidates, more than half of whom were non-white. There’s no indication on if interim Chief Lawrence O’Toole is among them.
The candidates, who have been chosen by the International Association of Police Chiefs will be given an online exam on December 13th, then up to six finalists will appear at a town hall meeting on the 14th.
The next day they’ll be interviewed by city public safety director Jimmie Edwards, who will appoint the chief. Mayor Lyda Krewson’s spokesman says the mayor is planning to have some say in who is chosen.