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Six finalists named for Police Chief position
(DeLand, FL) – Six finalists have been named for the position of police chief.
A selection committee Monday narrowed down its list of candidates to six contenders. The finalists are:
  • Dave Brannon, Volusia County Sheriff's Office
  • Lenn Carter, Denton (Texas) Police Department
  • Mike Coffin, New Smyrna Beach Police Department
  • Kevin Gyrion, Clinton (Iowa) Police Department
  • Dave Sklarek, Osceola County Sheriff's Office
  • Jason Umberger, Swatara Township (Pennsylvania) Police Department
The six candidates will be brought in for a tour of the city, interviews with the committee and then will get to meet with residents for town hall meetings. Those meetings will take place 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at the Chisholm Center and 6-9 p.m. April 12 at the Sanborn Center.
The selection committee will then meet at 6 p.m. April 13 at the Sanborn Center to decide on a top choice. City Manager Michael Pleus will make a final decision on who to hire as the city’s next police chief.
More information can be found by going to the city’s website at


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