Deputy Chief of Operations Chad Hoyord was picked to be Interim Police Chief last month. In August, Jerry Matysik announced he was retiring after serving as Chief of Police for ten years.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The City of Eau Claire is set to interview four candidates, including one who currently works for the police department, for its Chief of Police position.
Human Resources Director Dale Peters told WEAU 13 News who the candidates are on Wednesday. They are Steven Hebbe of Anchorage, AK, Maurice Richards of Chicago, IL, Gerald Staniszewski of Eau Claire, and David Zibolski of DeForest. Staniszewski is currently Deputy Chief of the Eau Claire Police Department's Detective Division. Hebbe is listed as Deputy Chief at the Anchorage Police Department on that department's website. He was offered the Chief of Police job in Menomonie in December 2011, but turned it down. Richards is currently a lieutenant with the Chicago Police Department. Zibolski retired from the Milwaukee Police Department as a captain in June 2011. The city received 17 applications for the job.
Peters says all four candidates have been invited to interview with the Police and Fire Commission, which is a five-member, citizen board, on Friday. He says the candidates will also meet other interview teams consisting of staff and others from the community. After the interviews, the commission will decide the next steps in the process.
Peters says he believes the commission hopes to have a new Chief of Police hired by the end of the year.