SPOKANE, Wash.-- The search for Spokane’s next police chief was narrowed down to two, according to city officials on Wednesday.
After evaluating input from five interview panels and citizens, Daniel J. Mahoney and Frank G. Straub are still in the running.
Mahoney is the Commanding Officer of the Ingleside Police Station within the San Francisco Police Department. He oversees the daily police functions for the District of Ingleside, home to 123,000 residents. Straub is the current Director of Public Safety for the City of Indianapolis and former Commissioner of the City of White Plains, N.Y, Department of Public Safety.
Mayor David Condon, City Administrator Theresa Sanders, and City Attorney Nancy Isserlis will visit San Francisco and Indianapolis next week to discuss the two candidates with those who know them and work with them.
Mayor Condon said the ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of metro policing models, experience in implementing cutting-edge policing techniques and approaches, the ability to be comfortable in the public eye, and have a desire to integrate himself into the Spokane community.
Mayor Condon is expected to choose a new Chief sometime in August.