New police chief should be named before end of June, says Windsor mayor
WPS board now interviewing candidates to replace outgoing chief Al Frederick
Windsor police chief Al Frederick's contract expires at the end of June, and a replacement is expected to be named by then.
But with a little more than a month to go, mayor Drew Dilkens says the Windsor Police Services Board is currently in the interview stage.
"We're quite pleased with the calibre of the applicants," he said. "We had six interviews this week in fact — very strong candidates from coast to coast, including some internally."
The search to find a new chief has been made a bit more difficult since other municipalities — including Ottawa, London, Woodstock and Brantford — are also searching for new chiefs.
But according to Dilkens, there's no shortage of current chiefs who might be looking to relocate to Ontario or deputy chiefs who want to advance their careers.
"I think we've found some good ones that are interested in our area," said Dilkens, adding he doesn't believe recent investigations involving the chief have hindered applicants from coming forward.
"When we put the chief recruitment out this time, we actually had more applicants than we did the last time."