110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
City manager wants to know
By Jen Horton
posted Dec 8, 2010 - 3:08:14pm
What information would help you decide which of five top candidates should be DeLand's new police chief?
The City of DeLand wants to know what you want to know.
City Manager Michael Pleus, who will decide among candidates for the job, is asking residents to submit questions for the police-chief candidates.
Questions can be left, below, in comments on this story. Questions can also be:
• e-mailed to The Beacon at firstname.lastname@example.org,
• tweeted to @beacononline
• posted on The West Volusia Beacon's Facebook page,
• submitted anonymously through our secure form
• faxed to 386-734-4641,
• called in to 386-734-4622, or
• mailed to 110 W. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32720.
The questions will be asked of the five police-chief candidates during a meet-and-greet event set for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, in the Lynn Business Center at Stetson University. John E. Evans will be the moderator.
Area residents are encouraged to attend the event. In addition to formal introductions and the question-and-answer session, the gathering will provide time for residents to meet and chat with the candidates.
The five top candidates to replace Police Chief Ed Overman, who is retiring, are:
• Randel Henderson, currently a deputy chief for the DeLand Police Department.
• William Ridgway, currently a deputy chief for the DeLand Police Department.
• Wayne Miller, currently assistant chief for the Port Orange Police Department.
• William Tokajer, currently deputy chief for the Bradenton Police Department.
• David Brannon, a captain with the Volusia County Sheriff's Department, who currently serves as commander of the District 4 office in Deltona.
For more information about the meet-and-greet event, call Mark Hayward, director of human resources for the City of DeLand, at 386-626-7000.
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