Ten candidates have been selected to move forward in the process of selecting a new chief for the Hogansville Police Department.
According to City Manager James Woods, 32 applications were received through the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) for the position, and based on qualifications and experience, the applicants have been narrowed down to the 10 by GACP personnel.
The chosen candidates will next go through an assessment on April 3 and the following week will be narrowed down to three.
The final three applicants will be brought before the public and city council in a public forum that will be held at the City Hall for citizens to speak with and “interview” the candidates. The candidates’ interaction with the citizens will play a large role in the selection of the new chief, said Woods.
After the public forum, Woods will then make a recommendation to the council on his selection and council will vote on who will fill the position.
Moses Ector, the current police chief of nearly six years, was scheduled to leave his position March 1 to become director of the Moses Ector Law Enforcement Leadership Academy at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, however, he has agreed to extend his stay to March 15, then remain on call until the position has been filled.