St. Petersburg, Florida -- On Tuesday, city leaders kicked off the search for the person who replace Chuck Harmon as police chief.
Residents will start seeing notices in newspapers, trade publications and law enforcement websites advertising the position that will oversee the department's 750 employees.
The Tampa Bay Times reports the new chief's salary, depending on qualifications, will not exceed $159,000 annually and the deadline to apply is Nov. 15.
After the deadline, a small panel -- consisting of the mayor, Harmon, human resource director Gary Cornwell, city Administrator Tish Elston and a retired law enforcement officer to be named later -- will review the resumes and decide on a short list of candidates. From there, finalists will be vetted and interviewed. Then, the panel will recommend its top pick, but the mayor will have the final say.
Mayor Bill Foster told the paper he anticipates the process to be complete by the end of January. Chief Harmon's last day is Jan. 6. If a new chief is decided on by that date, an interim chief will be named.
Harmon announced his retirement early September after missing a family event.
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