The priority deadline for Cincinnati police chief applications has passed and now there are 28 people in the running.
Applications have come in from as far as Seattle and Miami and include police consultants, a community college police academy director, and an airport chief.
The job was vacated when James Craig announced he'd be leaving Cincinnati after less than two years to take a police chief job in his hometown of Detroit.
The applicants include three internal candidates:
Bailey was promoted back in May to assistant chief after nearly a decade as a police captain.
Humphries climbed the ranks over his 27 year career in the department and is currently at the helm as interim chief. He's a Xavier and University of Cincinnati graduate and is now an adjunct professor in UC's Criminal Justice Department.
Captain Gary Lee is the district one commander, but he is also a full time student working on his Masters of Arts in Counseling at Cincinnati Christian University. The thirty-two year CPD veteran has a degree in criminal justice form UC and is a 1969 graduate of UC's College Conservatory of Music.
The only assistant chief not on the list is James Whalen who was one two internal finalists during the previous police search. In our commitment to balanced news, FOX19 reached out to Whalen but as of Monday even had not heard back.
The other internal finalist during the last search, Vincent Demasi, left and went to West Palm Beach after James Craig got the job, but he is now back in the running.
A list obtained by FOX19 from the city shows 30 applicants with one withdrawing their application and another rejected.
Captain Young, a 30 year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, is the only female candidate.
While a half a dozen applicants are currently in chief roles, city documents show four retired and three resigned from their last police positions. One, former Detroit Police Chief James Barren, was fired.
A screening committee made up of community members and city staff will make a recommendation to the city manager from the applicants. That recommendation is expected in the next few weeks.
Ultimately it is up to the city manager to decide who will be Cincinnati's next chief.
According to the city's website, applicants will be accepted until the position is filled.
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