Thursday, August 13, 2009

National search begins for new police chief

Have ten years of law enforcement experience and want to take a polygraph test? You too can apply to be Mesa's police chief. Mesa has begun their national search to replace Chief Gascon, who high tailed it to San Francisco just weeks before his dream job in L.A. opened up. It's good that Mesa is opening up the job, that way we can make sure that we have the best candidates possible.

Three of the assistant chiefs have applied for the job and don't be surprised if other local candidates come out of the woodwork for the chance to replace Gascon. Don't bet on Mesa hiring an immigration hardliner, but don't be surprised if there is a push from some to go in that direction.

Although it would be great to attract another groundbreaking "rockstar" type of the law enforcement community, it's more likely that the city will gravitate towards someone who is likely to stay for awhile.

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