The town of Basalt is beginning what is anticipated to be a four-month-long, nationwide search for a qualified candidate to fill its chief of police position, which recently became vacant after Roderick O’Connor resigned from the job for reasons that are still unclear.
The process of finding a new police chief could take months because town officials are creating a citizen’s advisory panel to help qualify and select a candidate for the position, said Basalt Town Manager Mike Scanlon, who officially started his job on Monday.
The panel will participate in reviewing resumes and interviewing candidates throughout the process, he said. Overall, candidates will be judged based on their education and experience, Scanlon said.
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