Committee narrows field of Columbus chief applicants to 5

By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS — The city of Columbus is closer to selecting the next police chief.

The citizen search committee met Wednesday to narrow the field of applicants to five.

The Commercial Dispatch reports the committee will present those recommendations on who should be heavily considered for the permanent police chief to the Columbus City Council on Tuesday.

Selvain McQueen, former head of the Columbus Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, has held the role of interim police chief since the city council fired Joseph St. John from the post in July.