Candidates from Glendale and Scottsdale were selected to return today for further interviews to replace Casa Grande Police Chief Bob Huddleston, who retires March 31. That winnows finalists from four to two.
The two are Andre Anderson, now a commander with the Glendale Police Department, and Johnny Cervantes, a commander with the department in Scottsdale.
“We anticipate a final decision to be made early next week,” Administrative Services Director Dawn Jett said this morning.
Four finalists had been selected from 77 applications, including Anderson and Cervantes; Christopher Cotillo, chief of the Seat Pleasant, Md., Police Department; and Charles Padgett, interim chief of the department in West Allis, Wis.
On Monday, the four were interviewed by city officials during the day and then appeared before the public that evening at Eva’s Fine Mexican Food restaurant.
Their presentations are in the story below.
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