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Residents can help choose the next Yakima police chief

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YAKIMA, Wash- Yakima residents have a chance to help choose the next police chief.  City manager Don Cooper is putting together a panel of community members to help with the selection process. 

The panel will include three city council members, two police officers, and three community members to be appointed by the city council.  If you are interested in serving on the panel, contact the city council.  The city manager however makes the final decision about who to hire.

The nationwide search for a chief has been narrowed to 19 candidates.  Two are from within the Yakima Police Department.   The city manager has not released the names of the candidates.

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