Coralville residents and members of the business community are invited to a public reception from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, January 13 to meet the four candidates interviewing to be Coralville’s next police chief. The reception will take place at Coralville City Hall, 1512 7th Street.
The City of Coralville is seeking a candidate to succeed Barry Bedford who will retire at the end of January. Four candidates, one internal and three external, are interviewing for the position. Residents are encouraged to meet the candidates and ask them questions in an informal environment. There will be no formal presentations during the reception. The candidates, listed alphabetically, include:
Following the reception, the candidates will participate in an assessment center and final interviews, with appointment by City Administrator Kelly Hayworth, subject to approval of the City Council, expected in late January.
About the search:
In October 2016, the City of Coralville hired Des Moines-based Moulder and Associates Police Management Consultants to guide the search process for Chief of Police. The firm has led police chief searches for multiple cities in Iowa, including North Liberty and Marion.
In fall 2016, the position of Coralville Chief of Police was posted nationally and 27 applications were received. Moulder and Associates then reviewed and evaluated the applications and applicants. The Coralville Civil Service Commission then narrowed the list to six candidates, which was further narrowed to four by City Administrator Kelly Hayworth. Those four candidates will participate in the public reception, final interviews, and assessment center.
It is anticipated that the new Chief of Police will begin work in February.