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City now reviewing applications for Lawrence police chief as deadline passes; interim chief seeks top job

December 7, 2010

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The application deadline passed Monday for the city’s national search for a new police chief.

City Manager David Corliss declined comment Tuesday morning on many aspects of the search, including how many applications the city has received.

“I respect the application process. That deadline has passed, and now we’re going to start working with the people who are interested in Lawrence and see if we’re interested in them,” Corliss said.

The city is seeking to replace Chief Ron Olin, who retired in September after holding the top law enforcement post since 1987. Olin is now the director of security and internal controls for Kansas Athletics Inc.

Tarik Khatib, an 18-year police department veteran, is serving as the interim chief. Khatib confirmed Tuesday morning that he applied for the permanent position.

Corliss said the city would make more announcements about the search process in coming weeks. He said city officials would begin looking at the applicants and scheduling interviews.

In the fall Corliss, who has authority to appoint a police chief, said he would seek input from members of the community and the police department on development of a profile for the position. And he said city commissioners would be involved in meeting the top candidates.

According to the job advertisement, qualifications include nine years of “increasingly responsible experience in municipal police work,” including at least four years in administration and management. The department has an operating budget of $14.2 million, and the city’s 2011 budget authorizes 142 officers and about 41 civilian staff members.

The salary is listed as above $105,000 a year, depending upon qualifications and experience.

Both Corliss and city commissioners have said in addition to interest from national applicants they expected internal candidates to apply and to possibly do well in the process.

Khatib, who trained earlier this year at the FBI National Academy, had said when he was named interim chief that he was interested in the permanent post.

“The only thing I can add at this point is that I look forward to participating in the process,” he said.

Comments

smitty 3 years, 4 months ago

This thread serves as the example for why I coined the word "coproach". There is no defence for the public examples that are posted in this thread......only nonsensical replies before disappearing into cyberspace. Roaches do indeed disappear when the "lights" are turned on.

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seeker_of_truth 3 years, 4 months ago

The only thing the whiners on here will happy with is smitty picking the new chief who then immediately fires all current officers and then hires only smitty and yh approved candidates.

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Stacy Napier 3 years, 4 months ago

I would be nice to get some DWI enforcement in town. Seems that the officers look the other way on that. Now I see why when most of them have had one.

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somedude20 3 years, 4 months ago

Hollis Brown for Police Chief!!

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OonlyBonly 3 years, 4 months ago

I certainly hope the City recognizes it's time to bring in someone from outside the city for the new chief. Time for new blood and direction in the department!

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lily 3 years, 4 months ago

has this missing evidence thing ever been proven, or is it just an allegation from the yellowhouse thing?

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blue73harley 3 years, 4 months ago

Dog, The Bounty Hunter, would be my choice. Though Steven Seagal would be a close second.

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LadyJ 3 years, 4 months ago

Jessica Fletcher as Lawrence's first female police chief. Do Roe or Autie have any cuzins that graduated junior high or now I guess it's middle school. So that would make it 8th grade instead of 9th grade.

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oneeye_wilbur 3 years, 4 months ago

I would llke to know if this new police chief or the interim chief would explain why , when someone picks up stuff from the evidence room, the person from the evidence room does not have a form signed by both parties upon receipt and the recipient gets a copy.

Sloppy way to handle stuff down at the station.

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MacHeath 3 years, 4 months ago

A Klingon for sheriff is perfect!

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LadyJ 3 years, 4 months ago

Bill Gillespie or Virgil Tibbs, although Andy Taylor would be ok except they didn't have too much crime in Mayberry much less murders. Now Sparta did seem to have an awful lot of murders.

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tpsman15 3 years, 4 months ago

If they go outside the department and don't give it to Khatib they are shooting themselves in the foot. He has done a good job as interim, and has earned the position.

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smitty 3 years, 4 months ago

If the prospects names were known, chances are there would be our own little Assange WikiLeaks event.

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