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Cedar Rapids police chief list down to three

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The list of candidates for the Cedar Rapids police chief position has been narrowed to three.

City Manager Jeff Pomeranz announced on Wednesday that the list of candidates for the job has been narrowed down to three people.

The finalists are Steve O'Konek, current Captain with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, Wayne Jerman of the Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department and Michael Smathers of the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department.

The list was narrowed down from seven candidates after interviews that were held on August 23 and 24. 

The selection committee will now do further background checks on the candidates and visit their current communities.

More updates are expected in mid-September.

 

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