City Releases List of Police Chief Candidates
The city released the list of four names with a few facts about each candidate Thursday afternoon. City officials said only four people applied to the opening, two from inside the department and two from outside of the department.
From the Lexington Police Department, 28-year veteran Mark Barnard and 25-year veteran Lawrence Weathers applied.
Barnard currently serves as the department’s Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Investigation.
Weathers serves as the department’s Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Special Operations.
Dwayne Depp, a member of the Kentucky Parole Board, also submitted his application. City officials said he has over 24 years of command experience in law enforcement and corrections.
Depp previously served as the assistant director of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky and as the post commander of Kentucky State Police post in Morehead.
The final applicant, Terri Wilfong, is a retired police chief from Greenville, S.C. Lexington officials said she has 33 years of law enforcement experience in state, county and municipal police departments.
Before serving as chief in Greenville, S.C., Wilfong served as deputy chief with the Louisville Metro Police Department.
All four candidates will interview in front of a nine-person selection committee on Tuesday. The committee will make the final recommendation to the mayor.
The committee doesn’t have a deadline on decision. City officials said it could come later that day, but it could also come at a later date.