Grand Rapids Police Chief Finalists Named

Grand Rapids Police HQGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 23, 2014) — East Grand Rapids Director of Public Safety Mark Herald is the only West Michigan finalist in the search for a new police chief for the City of Grand Rapids.

  • 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.

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