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Who will hire next APD chief?

Tom Berry Tom Berry
Some Albany City commissioners are concerned about who will be hiring their next police chief.

Chief John Proctor is retiring at the end of May, which is about the same time interim City Manager Tom Berry is leaving.

Many Commissioners don't want their new city manager to be given the huge task of hiring the new chief.

"As city manager I will definitely hire the new chief, with a panel. We're putting together a panel now and the panel will evaluate those candidates," explained Berry.

We first told you Berry planned to hire the new chief internally when Chief Proctor first announced his retirement two weeks ago. We now know 8 candidates within the department are vying for the position. Berry says they hope to name the new chief in the next few weeks.

Berry's last day is May 23rd. Commissioners currently have four candidates for the city manager position.

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