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Greenville names interim police chief

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Chief Terri Wilfong and Major Mike Gambrell (April 7, 2014/FOX Carolina) Chief Terri Wilfong and Major Mike Gambrell (April 7, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Mike Gambrell (Source: Greenville Police's website) Mike Gambrell (Source: Greenville Police's website)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville Police Major Mike Gambrell was named the Interim Police Chief Monday afternoon.

Gambrell will take over leadership on April 16 for current Police Chief Terri Wilfong who's retiring on April 15. Wilfong is moving back to Louisville Kentucky.

Wilfong has spent 33 years in law enforcement.

City Manager John Castile said the City is conducting a national search for a new police chief, with a target date of late July to select a new chief.

Castile said residents, business owners, local law enforcement professionals, youth and community leaders will all have an opportunity to provide input on the opportunities and challenges facing the Police Department, as well as on the type of qualities the new chief should possess. This input will then be used by the City's Human Resources Department to guide the recruitment and selection of the best candidates.

The City has developed a short online survey to give residents the opportunity to rate the city's most pressing safety issues and select the most important leadership qualities and experience the new chief should have. The survey is on the city's website. Hard copies of the survey will also be available at the Law Enforcement Center, in the lobby of City Hall and at each of the City's community centers.

The City has also developed a set of web pages devoted to the police chief search, where citizens can learn more about the search process and schedule, and can direct any questions or comments related to the search.

Visit http://www.greenvillesc.gov/CityManager/PoliceChiefSearch.aspx to learn more about the process and participate in the survey.

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