The initial round of applications have been received, and we received 21 applicants from a variety of agencies across the country, with most applicants located in the midwest. Based upon preliminary vetting performed by our interview committee in consultation with our search consultant, we have narrowed the field of candidates down to eight applicants who will participate in an initial interview round. Our initial round candidates are quality candidates with a diversity of experience and background among them, and I’m excited to see this process progress into the interview phase. Please note that applications could still be accepted, and it is possible that additional candidates could be added to this list prior to the initial round of interviews.
|Gaviglia, Scott||Chief of Police |
Union Township Police Department
|Gough, Kenneth||Deputy Chief of Police |
Bexley Police Department
|Lewis, Gary||Assistant Vice President of Operations / Chief of Police |
University of Louisville
|McDowell, Victor||Deputy Chief of Police |
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
Richmond Heights, OH
|Overly, Dawn||Administrative Sergeant |
Bexley Police Department
|Stiver, Wendy||Independent Consultant|
Formerly Charleston Police Department and Dayton Police Department
|Torquati, Stephan||Deputy Patrol Commander |
City of New Haven
Police Department, Community Patrol Operations / Traffic Division
New Haven, CT
|Wiley, Jerry||Former Site Liaison |
Birmingham Police Department
National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice
Updated Timeline (Estimated):
- City interview committee interviews initial round of candidates and narrows down to finalist candidates
Early to mid July:
- Finalist candidate interviews
- Town hall / similar public forum to meet finalist candidates, facilitated with opportunity for public Q&A
- Contract offer and negotiations with selected candidate
As a reminder, the interview committee will include Mayor Kessler as well as the following individuals:
Tiffany Hunt, Civilian Review Board
Rachael Laing, Civil Service Commission
Council Member Monique Lampke
Council Member Sam Marcellino
Council President Troy Markham
Lee Nathans, Civil Service Commission
John Offenberg, Civil Service Commission
The interview committee has met several times and discussed process as well as talking through the complete list of initial candidates.
Town Hall & Community Input Details
The date and details of the finalist candidate town hall are still being finalized, but we’re looking at the first couple of weeks in July. If you would like to help with setup, logistics, etc. please email Nataile Vawter–email@example.com–and let us know! We’d love to have community participation in the running of the town hall.
Community input will continue to be a critical and central piece of the process, both by guiding the process based on feedback received to date, as well as through the town hall / public forum portion of the finalist interview process.
As a reminder, resources will continue to be posted to bexley.org/chiefsearch.