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City interviewing police chief candidates; final decision expected in mid-May

The search for Boulder City’s new chief of police continues.

City officials have spoken with five applicants with more interviews to conduct by the end of the month.

“We hope to have interviews done by the end of April,” City Administrator Bryce Bolt said. “We should have a new police chief by the middle of May.”

Currently, background checks on each candidate are being conducted.

“We have to finish our background checks and then we can start picking the best candidates,” Bolt said. “This is not something we want to rush.”

Former Police Chief Bill Conger, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failure to perform duty on Tuesday, resigned in January.

John Glenn is the acting chief of police.

The city will not reveal the names of any of the applicants until after the position is filled because of privacy concerns.

“We can’t give a lot of information right now,” Bolt said. “But a new police chief is a top priority.”

The city received 34 applications for the position, but two people withdrew their applications. The field was then narrowed to the top 14 and those candidates were given questionnaires to answer. In early March, City Manager David Fraser said that field would be narrowed again before interviews started.

Contact reporter Max Lancaster @bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow him on Twitter @MLancasterBCR

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