/ Modified sep 9, 2022 3:57 p.m.

TPD official up for Seattle Police Chief

Assistant Chief Kevin Hall is a finalist for the job.

TPD sign outside The Tucson Police Department, like many others around the country, is actively trying to find qualified applicants who want to join the force.
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Current Tucson Assistant Police Chief Kevin Hall is a finalist for the Chief's job in Seattle.

The other finalists to be Seattle’s next police chief are the current acting chief and another internal candidate.

The former full-time chief, Carmen Best, retired in 2020. Interim Chief Adrian Diaz succeeded Best and is one of the candidates to be a permanent replacement.

The Seattle Times reports the others being considered are Seattle Assistant Chief of Police Eric Greening and Tucson Assistant Chief of Police Kevin Hall.

Mayor Bruce Harrell’s office said the three finalists have been vetted and unanimously selected by four public safety assessors.

Harrell’s ultimate pick will have to be confirmed by the City Council. The process is expected to be completed by the fall.

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