The race for the next police chief of St. Paul came down to four finalists last Thursday.
After interviews with an advisory panel last week, Cmdr. Todd Axtell, Senior Cmdr. Colleen Luna, Senior Cmdr. Bill Martinez and Assistant Chief Thomas Smith are still in the running to become the next police chief of St. Paul, according to the Pioneer Press.
A fifth candidate dropped withdrew their name from the race, they have not been identified. Usually St. Paul Police hires their chiefs from within, according to the Star Tribune.
Public forums, hosted by St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, will be held April 26 and 27 at Arlington High School, with the latter one being held at Johnson High School. People will be able to submit written questions to the finalists, which will then be answered at each forum, according to the Pioneer Press.
Individual interviews will be conducted by Coleman after the forums, which will then led to his final decision in mid-May, according to the Pioneer Press.