Grand Rapids Police Chief Finalists Named
- Ernest N. Finley Jr., Deputy Chief of Police, Community Service Division, Atlanta, Georgia
- Mark A. Herald, Director of Public Safety, East Grand Rapids, Michigan
- David M. Rahinsky, Chief of Police, Franklin, Tennessee
- Michael W. Reaves, Director of Public Safety, Port Huron, Michigan
There will be two public meetings, one in English and one in Spanish, where each finalist will make a presentation:
- Spanish: Wednesday, June 25, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School
- English: Thursday, June 26, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
The city provided biographies of each candidate (PDF): 06-23-14 GRPD Chief Finalists
On Friday, FOX 17 reported that none of the internal candidates made the cut.
In a news release, Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom said the finalists all fit a profile established by city residents.