Down to Three: Bryan Narrows Police Chief Search

After five interviews Wednesday, the city of Bryan has narrowed their search for a police chief to three.

On Thursday, the city announced the trio: Eric Buske from Omaha, Nebraska; Tyrone Morrow from Fairfax, Virginia; and Jim Stewart from TEEX in College Station. They will now be reviewed by a consulting group and City Manager David Watkins.

Officials with the city hope to have a single candidate chosen in three weeks.

Buske currently works as the Criminal Investigations Bureau's deputy chief in Omaha. He has served with Omaha PD, and graduated from the FBI Academy.

"I'd be an accessible chief and I would care about the community and the police department," Bryan Police Chief candidate Eric Buske said. "I would take what I think is a good police department and seek to make it better."

Morrow is the director of the criminal justice academy in Fairfax County. He also served in the U.S. Army.

"I believe in a lot of community outreach, a lot of community activities and a lot of dialogue," Bryan Police Chief candidate Tyrone Morrow said. "It's because the community is what truly drives the police department, and the police department's responsibility is the community."

In addition to being a reservist with BPD, Stewart is a TEEX instructor. Before that, he served more than three decades in the U.S. Army.

"I enjoy leaving a place better than I found it," Stewart said Wednesday. "I enjoy leaving people better than I found them. I think as the chief I could continue to do that."

Information from Meredith Stancik was used in this article.


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