The City of Columbus has narrowed down its list of candidates to fill the open police chief position.
Last month, 10TV reported 34 applied for the job. The city says nine of those applicants will be interviewed:
- Elaine Bryant – Deputy Chief, Detroit Police Department
- Robert Clark – Senior Superintendent at Trinidad & Tobago Police Service & Adjunct Professor
- Derrick Diggs – Chief of Police, Fort Myers Police Department
- Avery Moore – Assistant Chief of Police, Dallas Police Department
- Bryan Norwood – Vice President of Public Safety in Virginia
- Ivonne Roman – Co-Founder of 30X30 Initiative, NYU Policing Project
- Joseph Sullivan – Deputy Commissioner Patrol Operations, Philadelphia Police Department
- Perry Tarrant – Former Assistant Police Chief in Seattle
- David Taylor – Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Account Manager
Thomas Quinlan, who was named chief in February 2019, was asked to step down by Mayor Andrew Ginther in January of this year.
Deputy Chief Mike Woods stepped into the role of interim chief. Though Woods retired on April 24, he agreed to say on until there was a new chief.
The city hired the firm Ralph Andersen and Associates to conduct the search for the next chief as they did in 2019.
In 2019, the city paid them $50,000 for the search. This year, the city agreed to pay $38,500.
In late April, Ginther said he hoped to name the new chief within 30 days.