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Raleigh narrowing search for new police chief

Posted December 28, 2012

2012 Downtown Raleigh Skyline

— Raleigh officials have narrowed the search for a new police chief to seven candidates, and City Manager Russell Allen said Friday that he hopes to bring in three finalists next month.

The short list was winnowed from about 50 applicants who responded to a nationwide search to replace former Chief Harry Dolan, who retired Oct. 1 after a 32-year career in law enforcement.

Deputy Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown has been serving as interim chief since Dolan's departure.

Allen said officials recently finished interviewing the seven candidates and will select three finalists, who will be announced in the next week or so. Those finalists will be invited to two meetings – one with police department employees and one with the public – by the end of January.

Allen said the city hopes to name a new chief by early February.


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  • working for deadbeats Dec 31, 3:04 p.m.

    The city should hire a cop this time.

  • Relic Dec 28, 3:52 p.m.

    NCHighlander - According to some folks in Downtown Raleigh you may be correct.

  • Mom2two Dec 28, 2:46 p.m.

    Best wishes to the new chief. I hope it is Casey, but if not, then I'm sure the new hire will be highly qualified. You can't get much more qualified than her.

  • NCHighlander Dec 28, 2:13 p.m.

    My guess is that this is going through the vetting paces and that Deck-Brown has already been told it's going to be her.

  • Uhavenoclu Dec 28, 1:22 p.m.

    Hey nI'll be police chief.LET'S CLEAN UP THIS TOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!