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Glendale's top cop job gets 43 applicants

August 28, 2013|By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

The application period in the search for the next Glendale Police chief ended this week, with 43 candidates throwing their hats into the ring, officials said.

They will be vying to replace current Police Chief Ron De Pompa, who retired in February but who has continued to work on an hourly basis to oversee organizational changes.

Human Resources Director Matt Doyle declined to go in to details about the candidates, including what cities they hailed from.

City officials were working with an executive search firm to recruit and test candidates for the position, which will pay between roughly $172,000 and $215,000 annually. 

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Doyle has said the search firm planned to look outside Southern California for candidates.

The 43 candidates will eventually be reduced to a pool of 12. From there, city officials will select four to six candidates to participate in three oral assessment panels.

The candidates will meet with city personnel, union representatives and police officials, as well as active and prominent community members. Their qualifications, goals, leadership abilities and their likelihood to succeed will be evaluated.

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