Selection Of New Police Chief Still Not Done

Today is the last day on the job for outgoing Sheridan Police Chief Mike Card and the City of Sheridan still has not hired his replacement. The selection process has been highly scrutinized and there was legal action taken to secure the release of the final 6 candidates names. Plans called for the City to narrow the field to three candidates shortly after the interview process with the finalists earlier this month. However, that has not happened yet. City Council President John Bigelow appointed an interim police chief yesterday for Mayor Dave Kinskey, who is on vacation.

The City is currently conducting background checks on the remaining candidates but they will not say how many of them are still in consideration for the position. They have also not released the names of those who have made the latest cut, or if one has been made.

Bigelow simply said the process is still ongoing. Neither the Mayor or City Human Resources department has indicated when they expect to announce the appointment of the new police chief.