The City of San Antonio has narrowed its list of candidates for its new police chief to 5 finalists, including retiring Tucson Chief of Police Roberto Villaseñor. Villaseñor was expected to leave his Tucson post in December.
Villasenor leaves a department trying to recover from a prostitution scandal that involved a handful of Tucson Police Department officers.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, candidates include the interim Chief Anthony Treviño, Austin’s police chief, Art Acevedo; Malik Aziz, a deputy chief in Dallas; and Albert Salinas, a deputy chief in Las Vegas. The Express News reports that more than 60 people from across the U.S. applied for the position.
In memo, City Manager Sheryl Sculley noted that “she will interview each candidate individually, and community panels led by deputy or assistant city managers will review the candidates and provide feedback.She expects to make her decision within weeks and expects a council vote in September, according to the Express-News.