Columbia’s police chief search committees to meet

nophillips@thestate.comJanuary 21, 2014 

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COLUMBIA, SC Two committees involved in the hiring of Columbia’s next police chief will hold a public meeting Thursday night.

The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Earlewood Park Community Center, 1113 Parkside Drive.

The two committees are the city manager’s police chief search committee and the community stakeholders panel with representatives from businesses and neighborhoods. The purpose of the meeting is to hear feedback from the community on the police chief search.

The meeting will be held in open session, according to a press release from the city.

After the two-hour open session, the police chief search committee will meet in a closed executive session.

According to a timeline released in November, the city manager at this point should be preparing to conduct the second round of interviews. However, city officials have not said whether anyone has been interviewed or how many of the 50 applicants made the first cut.

Reach Phillips at (803) 771-8307.

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