A search for a police chief for the Chandler Police Department has been narrowed to six.
Final applicants being considered are William Carcara of Louisville, Ky.; Scott Folsom of Salt Lake City, Utah; Glenn Miller of New Jersey; Charles Tubbs of Beloit, Wis.; Sherry Kiyler of Phoenix and Robert Lehner of Tucson, the city announced Wednesday.
The police chief’s position has been vacant since Bobby Joe Harris retired in January after criticism fueled by several incidents, including the fatal shooting of an Ahwatukee Foothills woman by former officer Dan Lovelace.
Chandler paid Jerry Oldani & Associates of Seattle, a headhunting firm dealing in municipal government, $9,000 to conduct the search. More than 80 people applied.
Carcara’s is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisville.
He was police chief for four years with the Jefferson County Police Department, where he had served since 1977.
He earned his masters degree in 1976 from the University of Louisville and has undergone training at the FBI’s National Academy.
Folsom is the assistant chief of police for the Salt Lake City Police Department and has served in that position since July 2000.
Folsom’s resume shows he has worked for the department since October 1977.
His career included serving as the Salt Lake City Law Enforcement and
Security Operations commander for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Folsom earned a masters degree in business administration from the University of Utah and his professional training includes the West Point Leadership Program.
Miller is a major in the New Jersey State Police. He has been in law enforcement since 1977 and earned his masters degree at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.
Miller also works as an adjunct professor for the university. His training has included graduating from the FBI National Academy.
Tubbs has more than 28 years of experience with the Beloit Police Department, according to his resume. He is the deputy police chief for the department and served as interim police chief for 10 months. He wrote that his management philosophy consists of leading by positive example and partnering with the community.
Kiyler’s is a police commander with 30 years of experience in law enforcement and has served with the Phoenix Police Department since 1973. She also serves as an instructor at the University of Phoenix. Kiyler has completed hundreds of hours of advanced law enforcement training. She earned her masters degree at Northern Arizona University.
Lehner, with more than 24 years of law enforcement experience, has been a senior assistant chief of the Tucson Police Department since July 1998 and earned his masters degree at the University of Arizona. Lehner has continued his law enforcement education and is a 2002 graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Acting city manager Pat McDermott said Chandler assistant chief of police Joseph Gaylord, who has been with the department since 1982, was the only in-house applicant, but was not recommended for an interview.
"Jerry (Oldani) just didn’t think that he had time in command to move forward," McDermott said.
Former Scottsdale Police Chief Douglas Bartosh also failed to make the list.
McDermott said the candidates recommended by Jerry Oldani & Associates are scheduled to be interviewed by multiple panels Oct. 23-24. He said the panel participants have yet to be determined, but said one of the panels will consist of city employees and another will consist of employees from the police department. McDermott said whether any other panels will be included in the interview process has not been decided.
The final decision lies solely with the city manager.
Harris was replaced by acting police chief Dave Newman. Newman did not apply for the position.