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Search continues for new police chief

The city of Bainbridge Island has received 57 applications for the position of police chief. Now comes the task of whittling down the candidates.

City Manager Doug Schulze reported to the city council on the progress of the police chief search at the council’s Wednesday meeting. If the city remains on schedule, interviews will begin in April.

Representatives with Strategic Government Resources, the firm charged with finding the next police chief, will visit Bainbridge on Friday, March 1 to screen the applicants with city officials.

The list will be narrowed to 18 finalists, who will be asked to answer a series of supplemental questions.

The firm will return again on March 18 to further narrow the field down to six candidates.

The final six will be invited to visit Bainbridge Island for in-person interviews in April.

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