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 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 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 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 Wilcher Twitter 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