Mayor Bruce Harrell unveils 3 finalists for Seattle Police Chief

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell has announced the three finalists for the position of Seattle Police Chief following a nationwide search.

The top three finalists are: 

  • Adrian Diaz, current interim Seattle Police Chief
  • Eric Greening, current Seattle Assistant Chief of Police
  • Kevin Hall, Tuscon, Arizona Assistant Chief of Police

(L-R): Adrian Diaz, Eric Greening, Kevin Hall

The mayor will select the finalist and the city council will need to approve it.

The search process for a permanent chief of police began in April with the hiring of an independent third-party firm to assist in identifying candidates nationwide for the position. 

The city asked for feedback from residents on what they were looking for in a police chief and held public commentary meetings on the matter. 

Fifteen candidates applied for the Chief position. After conducting interviews, the search committee narrowed the group down. 

The three candidates will have to go through a series of interviews. Community members can submit questions for the candidates to address here

Learn more about each candidate here. 

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