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Finalists Named For Next Dallas PD Chief

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – T.C. Broadnax had quite the task when he became Dallas City Manager in February.

Broadnax was asked to find a replacement for recently retired Police Chief David Brown, who lifted up the spirits of the city following the attack on officers last year.

Wednesday, Broadnax announced the candidates that will interview for the position. Among them, are Malik Aziz, Gary Tittle and Rick Watson of the Dallas Police Department.

Grand Prairie Police Department Chief Steven Dye is the only other local candidate being considered.

They are:

  • Grand Prairie Police Department Chief Steve Dye
  • Dallas Police Department Assistant Chief Chief Gary Tittle
  • Dallas Police Department Deputy Chief Rick Watson
  • Dallas Police Department Deputy Chief Malik Aziz
  • Seattle Police Department Deputy Chief Carmen Best
  • Detroit Police Department Deputy Chief U. Renee Hall
  • Los Angeles Police Department First Assistant Chief Michel Moore
  • Montgomery County (Maryland) Police Department Assistant Chief Luther Reynolds

The interviewees will now take part in a three-day interview process. The candidates will tour various police facilities and parts of Dallas and will attend a reception on Monday evening with key key community stakeholders.

On Tuesday, they will participate in panel interviews with partners in the law enforcement community; leaders from the faith-based community; members of the various police associations; advocates who lead police support groups; and other neighborhood and community leaders. The day will wrap up with a meet and greet with citizens from 6 to 8 p.m. in the second-floor foyer of Dallas City Hall.

On the last day of the process, Broadnax and his staff will interview each candidate.

The city didn’t say when they expect to announce their choice for the position.

On Monday, Broadnax told CBS 11 News that he would be meeting with the city’s recruiter this week to discuss the finalists for the job. “We are narrowing down the applicant pool to get to some finalists, at least four or five, hopefully, by the end of this week,” Broadnax said at the time. “We have done a national search, so there will definitely be people from out of the area. I hear there may be some internal candidates interested as well. We’ll see how they fare.”

The interim police chief, David Pughes, has said since October, when he assumed the job, that he is not interested in becoming the next full-time chief.

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