Recruitment Process for Gainesville's Police Chief Revealed
The search for a new City of Gainesville police chief is underway and will include an interview panel of the top five candidates, according to a memo by City Manager Russ Blackburn.
The interview panel is set for early August and will consist of Blackburn along with community members: Reverend Adrian Taylor, University Police Department Chief Linda Stump and Albert White.
According to the memo, "the interview process will include Gainesville-pertinent written and oral questions; a presentation to the Interview Panel; community and departmental receptions; and extensive background checks."
Ninety-three individuals have submitted applications for the position since the announcement of former Police Chief Norman Botsford's retirement.
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