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2011-05-26 / Front Page

City Begins Interviewing for Police Chief

Mayor Robert Willrich, Sr. announced this week that the City of Lexington has narrowed its search for a new Police Chief. Starting with over 50 applicants, the committee formed to select a new Chief has narrowed the number of applicants for interviewing to 20.

The interviewing process will begin on June 2 and continue until June 13.

Mayor Willrich said, “We’ve already completed the initial reference checks on each applicant and we’ve made sure all their licenses are current and in order. Every applicant we interview has met the qualifications set forth by the City Council back in April. That is, all of them have at least five years law enforcement experience and several of them have been or are Police Chiefs in other jurisdictions.”

According to Mayor Willrich, the committee will meet after June 13 and make their selection. Following that, they will go before the City Council and make their recommendation. Once the City Council has approved the selection, a new Chief will be hired by the City Council.

Mayor Willrich said, “We’re hoping to have someone on board by July 1. We received some really good applications, so it’s going to be difficult to choose.”

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