MLPD chief recruitment underway

mlpd_3-23-10.jpgAfter some reported pressure from the Town Council, Town Manager Dan Holler has moved ahead with recruitment of a new Police Chief. Chief Dan Watson had much earlier announced he would retire at the end of December.

Holler said he was working on a process and a recruitment brochure. He said he believes three months lead time is enough to attract candidates and select a new Chief. Holler said he thinks there will be a fair amount of interest in the position by higher ranking officers from other jurisdictions retiring before January 1st and from high ranking officers in smaller organizations who want to round out their careers.

Holler hopes to attract as many as twenty candidates and then to come up with six to eight qualified candidates for interviews. Advertising, he said, would be placed in publications likely to attract the candidates.

The Town Manager was working on a process for interviews which he said could include one or two panels. Holler said the planned start date for the new chief is December 1st, allowing for time to work with Chief Watson.

Chief Dan Watson said, “I am confident that the recruitment will result in a number of well qualified candidates. I look forward,” said the Chief, “to working with the new chief, once selected, in assuring a smooth transition of leadership.”

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7 Responses to MLPD chief recruitment underway

  1. upthecreek August 27, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    who they hire.. it will be someone the town of mammoth cannot afford.

    Govt gone wild….

  2. Trouble August 25, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

    I would actually like to hear who Chief Watson would recommend. Please don’t tell him I asked! 🙂

    • Carnac August 26, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

      I see someone from the LAPD Good Ole Boy Club!

  3. Rick O'Brien August 25, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    I pray that they’re not even CONSIDERING a certain “high ranking officer” from another jurisdiction that will be out of a job come November…

    • Total agreement August 26, 2014 at 9:57 am #

      Yep Rick I am I’m total agreement with you, but the people have already spoken loud and clear on that miscreant! It is his huge shadow I hope they won’t even consider! He is also out of a job in the new year, thank goodness. I hear he has been bragging the job is already his!

      I say the pick someone honest, law abiding, that has morals, and an actual conscience!

      • Mark August 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

        Bragging the job is already his. That would be like hiring a bull to run a china shop.

  4. Really??? August 25, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Better late than never. This process should have started months ago so the old chief, would have time to break in and work with the new chief.

    It sounds like the town manager really dropped the ball on this one.


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