In a meeting on Monday, the Community Partners Committee refined the list of candidates for the next Chief of Police to three finalists.
The Community Partners Committee consists of community leaders from the faith, business and law enforcement communities in Tallahassee. The committee previously met on October 9th to consider the eligible applications and narrow the candidate pool.
“Each of the nine candidates that interviewed today are highly qualified and deserving of our gratitude for their dedication to public safety,” City Manager Reese Goad said.
The committee interviewed nine candidates, ultimately refining its recommendations to the following finalists:
- Antonio Gilliam
- Lawrence Revell
- Lonnie Scott
Both Revell and Scott have professional ties to the Tallahassee Police Department. Mr. Gilliam is from St. Petersburg, Florida.
The selection process for the Tallahassee Police Department’s (TPD) next leader continues Monday, Nov. 18, with a TPD employee panel review, candidate presentations to City leadership and a community meet-and-greet at the Lincoln Center, located at 438 West Brevard Street.
Upon conclusion of this process, the City Manager will select the top candidate and offer that individual the position.
A nationwide search to fill the police chief position was conducted by the Florida Police Chief’s Association from August 9 through September 12. This resulted in 52 applications received, 20 of which were deemed eligible and recommended for consideration.