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Durham Police Chief Finalists to Participate in Forum

Posted June 5, 2007

— The search for Durham's next police chief goes public on Tuesday.

The final three candidates -- Ronald Hodge, deputy chief in Durham; Don Green, deputy chief of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Jose Lopez, assistant police chief in Hartford, Conn. -- will take part in a 7 p.m. public forum at City Hall.

Police Chief Steve Chalmers is retiring in December. City Manager Patrick Baker hopes to have a new chief hired by September.


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  • none123 Jun 6, 2007

    Please hire outside the state. Durham needs a fresh start.

  • lizard Jun 5, 2007

    Senor Lopez would be good for Durham.

  • whoami1969 Jun 5, 2007

    Hodge is the worst candidate....just call him Chalmers Jr. Chalmers hasn't done anything other than coast and delegate since he got the job, and Hodge is in line to do just the same. There hasn't been an innovative idea from the top administrative body since....um.....ever?

  • I like everybody Jun 5, 2007

    I sure hope those boys know what they're getting into. oh man, who would want that job. Knowing Durham, it wouldn't have surprised me to see O J Simpson had made the final cut. Cause you know, he really didn't do it. Just ask 3/4 of the folks from Durham, they'll tell ya. He was a set-up by the Man. Good luck boys, your gonna need it.

  • Go_APPS Jun 5, 2007

    In last Thursday's Herald Sun there was an editorial written by Jerry Grugin concerning the upcoming changes at DPD; I think that it raises quite a few excellent points that should be considered. If you are going or thinking about going to the forum, I would highly recommend that you read the editorial - if for nothing more than points to ponder.