St. Charles Police Chief Search Narrows

Committee brought in three candidates for interviews and tours of the city, including current Interim Police Chief Larry Stulce.

The search for a new police chief for St. Charles has narrowed to three candidates and is expected to wrap up before the end of the year. 

Final candidates include Larry Stulce, who is serving as interim police chief for St. Charles, Iowa City Police Chief Sam Hargadine and Bloomington Police Chief Randall McKinley.

More than 45 people applied for the position, which was vacated in April.

"We've got three good candidates and the committee is meeting and we're evaluating and doing some normal HR processes and getting on with it," said Mayor Sally Faith. 

The city brought in the candidates for tours and interviews during the past two weeks. The search committee includes 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.

The remaining council members and several police officers met the candidates during a social hour. 

Interim Chief Larry Stulce, who is among the candidates under consideration for the post, was hired on for a six month period which ends Nov. 15. 

Faith said she wants to have a new chief selected by the end of the year.

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Bob November 05, 2012 at 05:52 PM
My money is on Larry Stulce, who is now serving as interim police chief for St. Charles. He will be cheaper to hire, and in 5 years he will walk out of here with another pension, and if he plays his cards right, he can get a contract to cover it.
Charley November 07, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Why not keep the interim if he's doing a good job? The out of town guys are trying to get out of town for a reason. With the interim you know what you've got and are not taking on someone else's problem.
michelle November 09, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Why would we hire from out of state?? St Louis crime is scary one of the worst in the nation what do these out of towners know about keeping it across the bridge?? And it'll cost way more to relocate them when Stulce is local and he knows the St Charles problem areas. seems like a waste of time and taxpayer money to look elsewhere


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