Three finalists for Juneau Police Chief will come to the capital city next week to compete in person for the job.
They hope to replace Juneau Police Chief Greg Browning, who is retiring at the end of May.
Nineteen men, including two from Juneau, applied for the job. That list was whittled to six candidates, who were interviewed by City Manager Kim Kiefer and Human Resources Manager Mila Cosgrove. She says the final three will be in Juneau on Wednesday and Thursday for interviews and what’s known as Assessment Center exercises.
“We develop exercises that are designed to be reflective of the types of situations you might expect a police chief to encounter around staff management issues, resources, policing concerns, etc.,” Cosgrove says.
She says the public is invited to view parts of the assessment center exercises and give their feedback on the candidates, which she calls a very important part of the process.
“You learn a lot going through the process about the people you’re considering and feedback is always, always very valuable to us,” Cosgrove says.
She says the three finalists have had significant executive level police management experience.
Bryce Johnson comes from Salt Lake City, Utah, where he is an Assistant Bureau Commander for Salt Lake City Police Department.
Don Studt is the police chief for the city of Birmingham, Michigan, a Detroit suburb.
The third candidate is former Meridian, Idaho police chief Bill Musser. He’s currently chairman of the School of Criminal Justice at the Boise campus of ITT Technical Institute.
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