City Updates Number Of Applicants For Police Chief

Oct 18, 2019

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