Saline expected to choose search firm for new police chief at Monday meeting
The search for a new police chief in Saline may take a step forward tonight as the City Council is expected to choose a professional search firm to assist it in finding Chief Paul Bunten’s successor.
Lisa Allmendinger | AnnArbor.com
City Manager Todd Campbell said finding the right person for this position is “vitally important. It is critical to conduct a high quality search,” in a memo to the City Council.
He solicited proposals from two professional search firms — a company called Career Directions as well as the Michigan Municipal League. He’s recommending Career Directions because of its expertise in police chief searches and its fees.
Campbell said he contacted three cities — including Ypsilanti, which has used Career Directions for police chief searches. Career Directions also worked with Ann Arbor when former Police Chief Dan Oates was chosen. The firm's bid for the job is $6,000.
In addition, Jim Peters, Jim Roth and Linda TerHaar will be sworn-in by Judge Tim Connors following their election to the City Council in November.
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