By Associated Press - Monday, February 1, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix city leaders have finished surveying community stakeholders to find out what qualities they would like to see in the city’s next police chief.

Assistant City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. tells Phoenix radio station KTAR ( ) that people want a chief who will be engaged with the community. Leadership skills and integrity were also high on the list.

Dohoney oversees the police and fire departments and is helping to lead the recruitment and hiring process. He says the city is using the survey responses to find qualified candidates.

So far, 18 candidates have applied for the job.

The current police chief, Joe Yahner, is scheduled to retire in October. The 30-year veteran took the position in 2015 after the previous chief was fired for insubordination.


Information from: KTAR-FM,

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