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Four Finalists For Columbus Police Chief Will Speak At Virtual Town Hall

The list of candidates in the running for Columbus' next police chief has narrowed to four, and the public will get their first chance to meet them at a virtual community town hall this week.

The four are:

  • Elaine Bryant, Detroit deputy police chief
  • Derrick Diggs, Fort Myers, Florida police chief, and former Toledo police chief
  • Avery Moore, Dallas police assistant chief and
  • Ivonne Roman, former Newark, New Jersey police chief and cofounder of the 30x30 initiative to increase the number of women in policing

All of the candidates come from outside the Division. Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has said Columbus needs a “change agent” to alter the department's culture.
City leaders have asked the Justice Department to review the agency for deficiencies and racial disparities.

The four finalists will appear in a virtual community meeting Wednesday night from 6-7:30pm on the city's Facebook page.


A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.
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