The East Grand Rapids Director of Public Safety is among the four finalists for Grand Rapids Police Chief.
The Grand Rapids city manager says Mark Herald and candidates from Port Huron, Tennessee and Georgia most closely match the city's view for police chief. Next step is a pair of community forums -- 7 o'clock Wednesday at Cesar Chavez Elementary School. 6 o'clock Thursday at the Ford Museum.
Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom announced the names of the four Grand Rapids Police Chief finalists.
ƒÞ Ernest N. Finley Jr., Deputy Chief of Police, Atlanta, Georgia
ƒÞ Mark A. Herald, Director of Public Safety, East Grand Rapids, Michigan
ƒÞ David M. Rahinsky, Chief of Police, Franklin, Tennessee
ƒÞ Michael W. Reaves, Director of Public Safety, Port Huron, Michigan
“These finalists are the law enforcement professionals who most closely match the Community Police Chief Profile that the citizens of Grand Rapids helped to create. The next step in the process is to bring them to Grand Rapids to meet our community. I am confident that Grand Rapids’ next Police Chief is among these four,” stated Sundstrom.
The City Manager invites citizens to one of two opportunities to meet the Police Chief finalists, to hear them present, and to provide input on the selection of Police Chief to the City Manager.
Community Forum in Spanish
Wednesday, June 25, 7:00pm-8:15pm, Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School
Community Forum in English
Thursday, June 26, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
While in Grand Rapids, the Police Chief finalists will participate in focus group meetings, a private reception, a tour of the City, and a second interview. Sundstrom expects to appoint a new Police Chief in early July.