Acting Chief AJ Perez, former Assistant Chief James Nardozzi and Captain Roderick Porter are among the seven finalists in a Civil Service search that will be reduced to a list of three from which Mayor Joe Ganim will select a top cop to a five-year contract. The city, in a new selection twist of the process, has tapped a panel of five to interview the seven finalists.
From CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart:
That panel includes two police chiefs from out-of-town, two human resources professionals and an individual with municipal management experience, he said.
(Civil Service Director David) Dunn, in a publicly available report on the chief search provided to his Civil Service Commission, wrote that the professional panel was chosen “for reasons including objectivity and due to the number of qualified semi-finalist candidates.” Dunn wrote that the move was recommended by Randi Frank, the headhunter hired earlier this year to help with the search for a chief.
“Ms. Frank will serve as facilitator as the panel conducts oral interviews to examine, rate and rank semi-finalist candidates,” Dunn told the Civil Service Commission late last month. The three highest ranked applicants will then be forwarded to Ganim, who at that point has the option of convening a group of community leaders to help him make a final choice.
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