Community Can Meet UC Police Chief Finalists

May 18, 2016

UC will introduce the finalists for police chief and assistant chief in a series of community forums later this month.
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The University of Cincinnati's Department of Public Safety and Office of Safety and Reform will hold open forums to introduce the finalists for police chief and assistant chief. A search committee received 65 applications, and interviewed ten candidates via video conference.

Five finalists, three for the position of chief and two for assistant chief, will attend forums to meet members of the community.

“All members of the UC and Cincinnati communities are encouraged to attend each open forum, meet the candidates, ask questions and then share their thoughts with us,” said S. Gregory Baker, UC’s director of police community relations in a news release.

“The thoughts and opinions of all community members are extremely important to us and will be carefully considered by the search committee as we select the next leaders of the UC Police Department.”

UC will also accept online comments about the candidates.

The previous chief and assistant chief resigned in February after a report criticized their leadership. The report was commissioned after the fatal shooting of Samuel DuBose by a UC Police officer during a traffic stop in July 2015.

Monday, May 23:

Candidate: Denson Chatfield

Position: Police Chief

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Teachers College Room 407

Candidate: John Pate

Position: Assistant Police Chief

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: College of Law Room 118

Tuesday, May 24:

Candidate: Maris Herold

Position: Assistant Police Chief

Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Location: Tangeman University Center, Room 400C

Candidate: Anthony Carter

Position: Police Chief

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Tangeman University Center, Room 417 ABC

Wednesday, May 25:

Candidate: Craig Stone

Position: Police Chief

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location: College of Law, Room 114