The Community Partners Committee has selected ten candidates to interview for the Tallahassee Police Chief position.
The initial voting of the the Community Partners Committee resulted in six top candidates. The candidates are listed below with the location of their relevant experience.
- Argatha Gilmore (TPD)
- Steve Outlaw (TPD)
- Lawrence Revell (TPD)
- Glenn Sapp (Quincy Police Department)
- Lonnie Scott (TPD)
- Audrey Smith (Leon County Sheriff’s Office)
However, after a discussion about the lack of candidates from outside Tallahassee, the Committee decided to include four additional selections for interviews. The four additional selections were John Dale (Broward County), Antonio Gilliam (St. Petersburg), Eric Smith (Orlando), and Perry Tarrant (Washington State).
Candidates are scheduled to be interviewed on November 4th.
The next step in the selection process for Tallahassee’s next Chief of Police will take place during a meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. At the meeting, the Community Partners Committee will review applications of the 17 remaining candidates and select approximately six candidates for interviews.
The Community Partners Committee is a 15-member committee consisting of individuals from the faith, business and law enforcement communities from around Tallahassee.
Also, the City Manager and Deputy City Manager will participate in the meeting where candidates are discussed, however they will not be voting members.
Community Partners Committee Members, include:
- Mutaqee Akbar, Akbar Law Firm
- Meg Baldwin, Refuge House
- Chief Terence Calloway, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Public Safety Office
- Jack Campbell, Office of State Attorney, 2nd Judicial Court
- Carolyn Cummings, Tallahassee Chapter of the National Action Network
- Chief Jerome Gaines, Tallahassee Fire Department
- Pastor Lee Johnson, Loved by Jesus Family Church
- Kate Kile, Tallahassee Mothers Demand Action
- Adner Marcelin, NAACP, Tallahassee Branch
- Sheriff Walt McNeil, Leon County Sheriff’s Office
- Sharon Ofuani, Big Bend Crime Stoppers
- Chief David Perry, Florida State University, Public Safety Office
- Curtis Taylor, Tallahassee Urban League
- Senior Pastor Gary Schultz, Ph.D., First Baptist Church