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Kevin Raney – Garden Grove, California’s New Police Chief

Kevin Raney – Garden Grove, California’s New Police Chief

September 2, 2010 | Comments (0)

Garden Grove Deputy Police Chief Kevin Raney will take over as chief of police following the retirement of Joseph Polisar in December. According to a statement issued by the city, Raney will become Garden Grove’s 11th chief of police in January. “It’s an honor for me to serve as police chief for the city and [...]

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Steve Rathman – Plattsmouth, Nebraska’s New Police Chief

Steve Rathman – Plattsmouth, Nebraska’s New Police Chief

September 2, 2010 | Comments (0)

Depending on Plattsmouth City Council’s official approval, Steve Rathman will be the new police chief. Plattsmouth Mayor Paul Lambert said a committee interviewed Rathman along with three other candidates. The committee was comprised of Lambert, Councilwoman Ruth Wassinger, Councilman Terry Kerns, Officer Jonathan Hardy and City Administrator Erv Portis. “We interviewed three candidates on Friday [...]

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Stallings, NC Police Chief Search Is On, Despite Department’s Uncertain Future

Stallings, NC Police Chief Search Is On, Despite Department’s Uncertain Future

September 1, 2010 | Comments (0)

Town leaders in Stallings voted to continue looking for a new police chief despite the department’s uncertain future. Last week, the Town Council said it wanted to move forward with finding a permanent replacement for Chief Larke Plyler, who retired June 30. Earlier this month, Mayor Lynda Paxton suggested eliminating the Police Department and instead [...]

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Brookline, NH police chief search progress detailed

Brookline, NH police chief search progress detailed

September 1, 2010 | Comments (0)

Acting Police Chief Michael Kurland is among 15 candidates who have applied for the position of Brookline police chief. The Board of Selectmen and the seven-member police chief search committee met in a nonpublic session Monday night for roughly 90 minutes, resumed the public portion of their meeting briefly and adjourned without discussing the search. [...]

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Review of 144 applicants for Police Chief in Sarasota, FL now underway

Review of 144 applicants for Police Chief in Sarasota, FL now underway

September 1, 2010 | Comments (0)

It’s been three months since former Sarasota police chief Peter Abbott resigned, and Tuesday ended the application process for those interested in taking over the force.  Now it is up to the city manager to decide who will be the next chief of police. “Right now with this economy and the tough time, we need [...]

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David Obzud – Easttown Township, Pennsylvania’s New Police Chief

David Obzud – Easttown Township, Pennsylvania’s New Police Chief

September 1, 2010 | Comments (0)

Easttown Township’s newest police chief, David Obzud, is on the job but he says he sees little reason to make any significant changes as he takes over responsibility for the department. Obzud was sworn into the post by Board of Supervisors chairman Christopher D. Polites in a ceremony at the township building last week. “It’s [...]

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Thorvald Dahle – Lebanon, Oregon’s New Police Chief

Thorvald Dahle – Lebanon, Oregon’s New Police Chief

September 1, 2010 | Comments (0)

Thorvald Dahle, 46, and his wife, Colleen, an elementary school teacher, arrived in Lebanon on Thursday afternoon and finalized the purchase of their new home on Friday. Their furniture arrived from Minnesota on Saturday, and he was at work early Monday. Also making the move west were his in-laws, Allen and Judy Geffe, who purchased [...]

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Arizona town ready to start police chief search

August 30, 2010 | Comments (0)

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The Manchester, MO police chief; politics and an empty office

The Manchester, MO police chief; politics and an empty office

August 27, 2010 | Comments (0)

The police chief’s office was bare — not a picture on the wall or so much as a pen on the new cherry desk. The lights were off. Lt. Tim Walsh’s office is next door. For the past 13 months, he had served as interim chief but hasn’t felt right about moving into the office. [...]

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Greg Jones – Bosque Farms, New Mexico’s New Police Chief

Greg Jones – Bosque Farms, New Mexico’s New Police Chief

August 26, 2010 | Comments (0)

For much of Greg Jones’ extensive career in law enforcement, he shunned opportunities for promotion, which might seem to be an unusual quality for a person who was named chief of the Bosque Farms Police Department last Thursday. “I always shied away from (promotion) because as my career being a patrolman, or as an investigator [...]

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