City Officials Announce Finalist for New Chief of Police

Carbondale city officials have selected two finalists for the Chief of Police position. The two candidates that were recommended by city’s Chief of Police Selection Committee were Interim Carbondale Chief of Police Stan Reno and John Franklin. Both of them are scheduled to be interviewed the week of April 19. Officials say Franklin is a former police chief in Jacksonville, Arkansas and in Dolton, Illinois and also a retired commander from the Chicago Police Department. Members of the selection committee narrowed down their choices to Reno and Franklin after interviewing four candidates on April 7 and 8. Officials say the city’s Chief of Police is expected to begin work in May or June. The search for Carbondale’s next Chief of Police began on February 23 after the retirement of now former Police Chief Jeff Grubbs. The first review of applications began on March 22.

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