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Police chief application deadline extended

The Town of Truckee has extended the application deadline for Truckee’s new police chief to allow the town’s internal publication to circulate among state agencies.

The new deadline, Nov. 29, allows the four-page publication created by the Town of Truckee to be delivered to every police chief in the state of California.

“More than 350 police chiefs in California will receive the document,” Town Manager Stephen Wright said Monday. “Although we have more than 30 applications, we’re also getting some inquiries as to the new police force formation and the character and atmosphere of the town.”

The document is subdivided into seven sections that describe the town, the philosophy of Truckee police services, the position, the ideal candidate, the compensation and the selection process.

Wright hopes the document will entice candidates who may be considering the position, and who are interested in the town, to apply.

“We have also advertised locally, in Western City magazine, which is distributed to all the city managers, department heads and police departments,” he said.

Wright was not able to comment on the current candidates because he has not reviewed the applications.

“The council will consider whether or not it wishes to create an ad hoc committee to improve communications between myself, the consultants and the new police chief when he comes aboard,” he said.

Town Council will review the proposal for the committee in their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Truckee Donner Public Utility District boardroom at 6 p.m.

If approved, the council will designate two councilmembers to serve as the committee. The committee would be advisory only, and any policy matter related to the police department would be brought to the entire Town Council for consideration.

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