Three remaining finalists for Metro Police Chief undergoing background checks
"An original field of applicants was narrowed by the Washington, D.C.-based Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) before the final seven were interviewed over the weekend and trimmed to three by a local citizen’s panel."
"The three finalists are Chattanooga Police Chief Jimmie Dotson, Washington State Patrol Chief Ronal Serpas and Waco, Texas, Police Chief Alberto Melis."
"Krol Background America will now perform background checks on each of the three candidates."
"Mayor Bill Purcell is expected to name a new chief in early 2004."