CITY HALL — A final announcement on Burbank’s interim police chief is expected next week after a panel interviewed the candidates Thursday and narrowed the pool of candidates from six to three, officials said.
The 10-member panel, composed of the mayor and representatives from the police union, command staff, Police Commission, Human Relations Council and other officials then presented its recommendations to City Manager Mike Flad.
Names of the applicants are being closely guarded because a release could jeopardize their current employment status, officials said.
Flad would only offer that they all have “significant Southern California command experience.”
Members of the panel, who entered into confidentiality agreements for the interviews, characterized the applicants as seasoned professionals up to the task of reforming a department facing its share of internal and external strife.