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Public invited to meet Fayetteville police chief finalists

Posted December 17, 2012

— Fayetteville residents are invited to meet and question the two finalists for the job of police chief during two public meetings Tuesday.

The meetings will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Kiwanis Recreation Center and 5 to 6 p.m. at the Westover Recreation Center.

The finalists, whose names are being withheld until they are introduced at the meetings Tuesday, were winnowed from a pool of 131 applicants. Former Police Chief Tom Bergamine retired in July after more than five years on the job. Veteran officer Katherine Bryant is serving as interim chief.

“After much planning and a rigorous process to narrow down the two finalists for police chief of Fayetteville, I am confident that we are on the cusp of making a great selection,” City Manager Ted Voorhees said Monday. “Now, all we need is a little citizen involvement. I want to encourage citizen interaction, and I look forward to making this decision following these events.”


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  • Sherlock Dec 19, 2012

    The next chief will be from Texas.

  • westernwake1 Dec 17, 2012

    I hope that Fayetteville makes a good selection for their next police chief. It is excellent to see that they are allowing the public to be involved. The next police chief will need to be an excellent leader with solid proposals on how to deal with the crime issues facing the city.