Police Chief Candidates Talk To KBTX

By: Gretchen Fudge Email
By: Gretchen Fudge Email

The City of College Station announced Monday the following list of candidates for the position of Police Chief
• Steve Dye, currently the Assistant Police Chief for the City of Garland.
• Michael Gentry, currently the Police Chief for the City of Harker Heights.
• Michael Ikner, currently the Assistant Police Chief for the City of Arlington.
• Diana Kirk, currently the Assistant Police Chief for the City of El Paso.
• Bobby Whitmire, currently the Interim Police Chief for the City of College Station.

The candidates will participate in an interview process April 3 and 4. On April 3, a community forum will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton.

The moderated forum will be open to the public and will feature pre-determined questions from various stakeholders – including neighborhoods, civic groups and more.

The salary range for the position is $110,400 to $129,200 and will include other benefits.

The Police Chief will oversee a department of 114 sworn officers, 50 civilian staff and an operating budget of $12 million.

In addition, the department is currently in the midst of a $3.3 million expansion to police headquarters. More information on the candidates and the planned forum will be released later this week.

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