Search for St. Louis police chief narrowed to 8 candidates - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Search for St. Louis police chief narrowed to 8 candidates

Posted: Updated:

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The search for the next police chief in St. Louis is down to eight candidates.

Personnel Director Richard Frank told the Citizen Advisory Committee Monday that three of the candidates are from within the police department and the other five are from across the country.

Frank says more than half of the candidates are not white, and one is a woman.

Plans call for the personnel department to select up to six finalists by Dec. 14. Those finalists will appear at a town hall meeting that night at the St. Louis University School of Law.

Former Police Chief Sam Dotson retired on the day Mayor Lyda Krewson took office in April. Lawrence O'Toole has been interim chief and has said he wants the permanent position.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WSIL. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.