All four finalists in Gloucester’s search for its next police chief have made it to the final stage — a series of three-hour interviews over the next couple of days with Mayor Carolyn Kirk.
Kirk held her first interview this morning, and will hold the rest of them between today and Wednesday. Kirk said she doesn’t expect to make an offer until early next week.
“It could be the early part of next week,” Kirk said, “I don’t think I’m going to be ready to make offer by Friday.”
Sunday night, the Police Chief Search committee forwarded Kirk the names of all four finalists following a series of public interviews over the weekend.
The finalists are Gloucester’s current chief of detectives, Lt. Kathy Auld; Stephen Smith, deputy chief of administration for the police department in Anchorage, Alaska; Leonard Campanello, assistant chief of police in Saugus; and Kenneth Berg of Marblehead, a lieutenant commander for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police.
“They all had things to offer and we thought they were worthy of consideration,” said City Councilor Paul McGeary, a member of the search committee.
The committee held four hours of interviews — one hour for each candidate — on Sunday.
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