Greensboro narrows police chief search

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The search for a new Greensboro police chief has narrowed to two candidates, city spokesperson Donnie Turlington said this afternoon.

Both candidates are being interviewed this week. The city had hoped to make an announcement by the end of the week but Turlington said that weather “has delayed the process slightly.” The city is now shooting to make an announcement in early March.

Turlington declined to reveal the names of the candidates or any details about them. He also declined to say whether either of the candidates already works for the Greensboro Police Department.

Anita Holder (background) listens at a city council work session in 2014.
Anita Holder (background) listens at a city council work session in 2014.

Anita Holder has been acting as the interim chief since Sept 1, 2014, after Ken Miller. Miller has since taken a job as the chief in Greenville, South Carolina. Holder,who at the time was a deputy chief at the time, has been with the department since 1987.

A police/community dialogue meeting tonight — that was organized by the city — was also postponed due to the weather.