More Than 45 Apply for St. Charles Police Chief Job

Committee is reviewing applications.

More than 45 people applied for the St. Charles position, according to Mayor Sally Faith. Those candidates came from 21 different states.

The city conducted a national search for a new police chief, after former .

The city contracted with a search group to sort and rank the applicants into various tiers.

"The response was really great," Faith said. "There's going to be some further looking at it by the committee."

The committee comprises St. Charles County Sheriff Tom Neer, Tom Hughes, a St. Charles County builder and former police officer, council members Laurie Feldman and Ron Stivision, Director of Administration Michael Spurgeon, Faith and a representative from human resources.

Faith said the committee will narrow the top candidates to three or four and either do an interview over video or in person. 

"We've got a lot of good candidates," she said. "I'm hoping that narrowing down gets down to the right one."

Faith said the city expected to hire someone by the end of the year.

In May, the city hired in St. Charles while the city conducted a search for a replacement. Stulce has been asked to weigh in on a number of issues ranging from to the .


David C. Couper September 11, 2012 at 05:51 PM
For the qualities you need to seek in your new police chief see “Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Police” (Amazon.com). It may help you from making a big mistake. And visit my blog at http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com/ where other current police improvement issues are discussed. Good luck and may we all experience not just good but great policing! Great policing is accomplished by police who are well-trained and led, restrained in their use of force, honest, and courteous to every person.
Dino McDonnell September 12, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Wow, they all look like they were all picked by Patty York except Sally Faith. Some things never change in St. Charles.


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