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Mayor David Condon said Wednesday that he is “very confident” one of two remaining finalists will be the next Spokane police chief, despite a law enforcement panel’s recommendation that he restart the search.
Either Daniel Mahoney, the commanding officer of the Ingleside Police Station within the San Francisco Police Department, or Frank Straub, director of public safety in Indianapolis, will be the city’s next top cop.
From left facing camera, Spokane police chief candidates, George Markert, Daniel Mahoney and Frank Straub, visit with Spokane Mayor David Condon, left, and police historian, Susan S. Walker, during a meet-and-greet Wednesday in City Hall’s Chase Gallery. (SRphoto/Dan Pelle)
Three men vying to be the city of Spokane’s next police chief touted their experience, integrity, commitment to the job and their ability to solve tough problems in a series of interviews Wednesday with city officials and community leaders.
Only one of the five interviews with each candidate was open to the public, but the candidates said questions largely focused on the same issues: building trust, not just with the community but within the Spokane Police Department.
The remaining Spokane police chief candidates each will have a 50-minute televised interview today on Comcast channel 5.
Daniel J. Mahoney, commanding officer of the Ingleside Police Station within the San Francisco Police Department, will be on at 11:10 a.m., George E. Markert, director of the Office of Public Integrity in Rochester, will be on at 1:15 p.m. and Frank Straub, director of public safety in Indianapolis and former commissioner of the Department of Public Safety in White Plains, N.Y., at 2:20 p.m.
Blair Ulring, retired police chief of Stockton, Calif., dropped out Tuesday, the day The Spokesman-Review published an article questioning his academic credentials.