With the deadline for filing applications to fill the vacancy for Westminster's police chief approaching, city officials will soon begin evaluations of at least 30 potential candidates.
Joseph D. Urban, the city's director of finance, will begin reviewing the applications after the deadline at 4 p.m. tomorrow. His department will give the applications to a search committee made up of law enforcement officers and elected city officials, who will identify a pool of candidates to interview.
Urban expects interviews to begin the first week of next month. The short list of potential candidates will have an additional meeting with a community focus group chosen by Mayor Kevin E. Dayhoff. The group was formed after the mayor was criticized by city residents for choosing an all-white search committee.