6 finalists named for Chandler police chief job

CHANDLER, AZ - Two assistant police chiefs in Scottsdale are among six finalists for the job of Chandler police chief.

Chandler officials announced Thursday that John Cocca and Sean Duggan are in the running for the job.

Surprise assistant police chief/executive officer Don Schneidmiller also is a finalist.

The other three are Missouri City, Texas Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald; Riverside, Calif. Assistant Police Chief Christopher Vicino; and Larry Black, the police chief and interim public-safety director in Davis, Calif.

Chandler officials expect to hire a police chief by the end of this year.

Candidates will be interviewed the week of Nov. 4.

Chandler began a national search after Sherry Kiyler retired in June. She had been Chandler's police chief since 2004.

Assistant chief Dave Neuman currently is serving as the acting police chief.

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