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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Police & Fire Commission Names Four Finalists for Green Bay Police Chief

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The Green Bay Police and Fire Commission have named four finalists for the position of Chief of the Green Bay Police Department, to succeed former Chief Andrew Smith who retired on May 3 of this year. The department is currently being led by interim Chief James Runge.

Those finalists include:

Benjamin Allen, 20 year veteran of the Green Bay Police Department, currently serving as Captain of the Investigations Division.  

Christopher Davis, 22 year veteran of the Portland Police Department, currently serving as Deputy Chief.

David Salazar, 25 year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department, currently serving as Captain/Commander of District 2 Patrol Bureau.

Kevin Warych, 20 year veteran of the Green Bay Police Department, currently serving as Commander of Operations.

Commission President Rod Goldhahn stated, “We are pleased to have four quality finalists for the Police Chief position and look forward to more detailed discussions with each candidate. For many years, Green Bay has been blessed with an outstanding Police Department, supported by the community and our elected officials, and we are excited to choose a new Chief that will continue that tradition.”

A final decision on the next Chief will be made after in person interviews scheduled in late July. A series of listening sessions and community input opportunities have been scheduled to allow community members to provide input on the attributes they would like to see in our next Chief.

Written biographies and brief video introductions of each candidate can be found below.

View Candidate Biographies and Videos
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