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City Updates Number Of Applicants For Police Chief

The City of Columbus says 36 people have applied for the job of police chief. 

The city initially announced 15 candidates, then added more people who applied through the city's web site. This is the first time the city can consider a candidatefrom outside of Columbus. Applicants include the interim chief, a police commander, an Uber driver, a karate instructor and a maintenance supervisor. Officials hope to choose a new chief early next year. 

The list of candidates includes:

Michael Biasello, Director of Safety, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Robert Clark, International Law Enforcement/Security Consultant, Simi Valley, California

Joel Fitzgerald, Senior Executive Consultant, Ft. Worth, Texas

Andrew Folk, Operator, Pataskala, Ohio

Dwayne Fries, Building Engineer, Columbus, Ohio

David Frisone, Lake County Narcotics Agency Executive Director, Painesville, Ohio

Garrik Haynes, Kansas City Police Department Operations Sergeant, Kansas City, Missouri

Jeffrey Hollabaugh, Master Deputy Sheriff, Montclair, Virgina

Tyrone Johnson, Correctional Officer, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Alexander Jones, Baltimore County Police Department Colonel & Chief of Community Relations Bureau, Towson, Maryland

Carlos Kelly, Chief of Police, Landsdowne, Pennslyvania

Michael Kreher, Atlanta Police Department Deputy Chief, Atlanta, Georgia

Jason Lando, Police Commander, Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania

Paul Neudigate, Assistant Police Chief, Cincinnati, Ohio

Mary Paradis, Interim Chief of Police, Vienna, Virginia

Marcus Overton, Police Office, Romulus, Michigan

Richard Pearson, Assistant Professor, Louisville, Kentucky

Michael Pelfrey, Assistant Chief of Police, North Port, Florida

Edward Reynolds, Chief of Police/Director of Ministers, Bossier City, Louisana

Todd Richardson, Former Sheriff of Davis County, Farmington, Utah

Samuel Ronan, Maintenance Technician, Lancaster, Ohio

Eric Scharf, Maintenance Supervisor, Niles, Ohio

Anthony Schembri, University of Florida Professor of Criminology, Gainesville, Florida

Shannon Schmid, Police Officer, Columbus, Ohio

Larry Scirotto, Former Assistant Chief, Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania

Darren Sroufe, Director of Safety, Newburgh, Indiana

Robert Strausbaugh, Columbus Division of Police Commander, Columbus, Ohio

Perry Tarrant, Seattle Police Department Former Assistant Chief, Seattle, Washington

Crystal Tope, Teacher of Martial Arts, Westerville, Ohio

Brandon Upchurch, Case Manager Columbus, Ohio

LaTesha Watson, Henderson Police Department Former Chief of Police, Henderson, Nevada

Jason Woodall, Analyst/Driver, Columbus, Ohio

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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