By Henrietta J. Burroughs
East Palo Alto Today
Posted on April 26, 2010
East Palo Alto’s Chief of Police Ron Davis is one of 11 semifinalist for the position of chief of police of the Seattle Police Department. The names of the 11 semifinalists were released on April 26 by the office of Seattle’s Mayor Mike McGinn.
The co-chair of Seattle’s Police Chief Search Committee Charles Roland said, “I’m excited about this excellent field of candidates.” Roland indicated that the 11 semifinalists were among a group of candidates recommended by the executive search firm Police Executive Research Forum, which was hired by the mayor’s office.
In responding to his selection as a semi-finalist for the position, Chief Davis said, in a released statement:
“Although I am extremely pleased and honored to be considered for the Seattle Police Chief’s position, I remain fully committed to the City of East Palo Alto. I want to assure my community and the outstanding men and women of the East Palo Alto Police Department that I am extremely proud to serve as their police chief and continue to find immense satisfaction working for this great Department and community.
However, when recruited by the executive search firm to apply for this position, I could not ignore this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Davis said.
All of the semifinalists are expected to be interviewed on Saturday, May 8. After the interviews, the search committee plans to select three finalists for the mayor's review. The final selection will follow.
Go here to see a picture of East Palo Alto Police Chief Ronald Davis. Go here to see Chief Davis' biography. Go here to see the Seattle search committee's process for choosing the city's next police chief.
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