Six finalists for Fort Worth police chief announced

first_imgNew director to head Neighborhood Services Department Linkedin Kyla Wilcher Parade of Lights brings early Christmas cheer Kyla Wilcherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kyla-wilcher/ Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Kirk MundenMunden retired in 2014 as executive assistant police chief in Houston after serving the Houston police department for 33 years. + posts ReddIt Fort Worth’s Heritage Tree Program adds two more ReddIt Anne KirkpatrickKirkpatrick is currently a senior instructor in the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Development Program in Seattle. She has served as chief deputy of King County, Wash., and police chief of three cities in Washington. Kyla Wilcherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kyla-wilcher/ printFort Worth has six finalists vying to be the city’s next police chief – two are internal candidates.The public will be able to meet the candidates Sept. 10 at a community forum from 7-9 p.m. at the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, 501 W. Felix St.“We are very pleased with the group of finalists and look forward to the process next week,” City Manager David Cooke said in a press release. He added that all candidates bring different experiences and backgrounds into consideration.“All of the candidates have experience working in large urban police departments,” he said.Cooke has said transparency and inclusiveness are important in the selection process. In addition to the community forum, people can submit questions by calling 817-392-8085 or emailing [email protected] Questions can also be submitted for the community forum through mySidewalk.com.The city has been without a chief since early January 2015, when Jeffrey Halstead officially retired from the department. Halstead served as chief for six years.The candidates are:Kenneth DeanDean has served on the Fort Worth police department since 1992. In his current position as assistant police chief, he commands over 1000 personnel and manages a budget of over $106 million.Abdul PridgenPridgen currently serves as assistant chief over finance and personnel for the Fort Worth police department. He has been with the department since 1992, and currently oversees 174 employees and a $270 million budget.Jose BanalesBanales has served in the San Antonio police department for 32 years, and is currently the department’s assistant police chief.Joel FitzgeraldFitzgerald is currently police chief in Allentown, Pa., a city of 119,000 people. He has served in the Philadelphia police department for 17 years. Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin Kyla Wilcherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kyla-wilcher/ Twitter Kyla Wilcherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kyla-wilcher/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Fort Worth’s Heritage Tree Program adds two more Previous articleTCU players to watchNext articleTCU leads Minnesota 10-3 at the half Kyla Wilcher RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

Syracuse uses late run to edge Temple at home

first_img Published on December 17, 2013 at 12:10 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Quentin Hillsman was more than happy to get a win Monday night. But the Syracuse head coach had no qualms calling out his team’s toughness in a back-and-fourth victory against Temple.“We’ve got to become a tougher basketball team,” Hillsman told Orange All-Access after the game. “That’s it. We can’t give up offensive rebounds. We can’t let teams put the ball on the floor and have straight line drives right to our paint. Those are things that we have to correct.”Despite a nerve-racking near-collapse in the second half, No. 23 Syracuse (9-1), was able to fend off a pesky Temple (5-3) team, 82-76, at the Carrier Dome on Monday night in front of 223 fans.The Orange, which boasted an 18-point first-half cushion, saw it all evaporate with a 23-4 second-half run by Temple. After a Shakeya Leary layup put Syracuse up 47-34 with just over 19 minutes to play in the second, the Owls needed only eight minutes to turn the score into a 57-51 Temple advantage.Syracuse’s inability to hold a lead reared its head the last time the Orange took the court, when it let a 12-point second-half advantage turn into a six-point loss to then-No. 25 Iowa on Dec. 5. The difference this time out was Syracuse was able to respond on the offensive end. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textImmediately following the mammoth Temple run, the Orange put together a 17-2 stretch to regain control. Brianna Butler was the catalyst, knocking down three 3-pointers in less than two minutes to put SU back in front for good. “I looked up at the scoreboard and I noticed we were down,” Butler told Orange All-Access. “And I knew I needed to hit big shots and help my team, and I made them, knocked them down. It’s just good. After I hit the first one, I just got into my zone.”Butler finished with 13 points. She shot 4-18 from the field overall and aside from her three clutch second-half 3s, she was 0-6 from behind the arc. Leary, who totaled a career-high 24 points and 13 rebounds, led Syracuse offensively.The senior center proved to be the first-half spark plug, scoring 18 points in the first stanza, including four of the first eight Syracuse points to help the Orange race out to an early 11-0 lead. “I’ve got to be an offensive threat to help my team,” Leary told Orange All-Access. “I just try and get deep post position, and basically just play off my defender.” The win avenged last year’s loss to Temple, when Syracuse blew a 14-point lead en route to its first loss of the 2012-13 season. But even with the Syracuse win Monday, Hillsman said this game exposed his team’s weaknesses. “We’ve got to do a much better job of having leads like that,” Hillsman said, “closing out halves, and coming out in second halves ready to play.“We have to do that.” Commentslast_img read more