Greenville moves step closer to hiring new police chief - FOX Carolina 21

Greenville moves step closer to hiring new police chief

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville's search for a new police chief is moving forward as it begins to select candidates for the job.

After the announcement that former Police Chief Terri Wilfong wound be retiring in March, city officials held a series of meetings with community stakeholders and developed an online survey for the community to provide input.

"That input is now being used by the City's Human Resources Department to review applications and select candidates to interview," city officials said in a release on Monday.

"The city utilized a variety of forums to attract a diverse group of candidates from across the country. The position was advertised through organizations such as the Municipal Association of South Carolina, the International City/County Management Association, the Public Safety Executive Association, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives," they continued.

They said they have received a total of 87 applications from 26 states for the job.

Final candidates are expected to be announced the week of July 7.

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