ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City officials say they’ve received 44 applications for the Albuquerque chief of police position.
All of the applicants have been put through a vetting process, which was conducted by a national search firm.
The search firm now is preparing a short list of candidates and the finalists will be interviewed by a local panel and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry.
Police chief Ray Schultz retired last summer amid calls for new leadership.
Interim chief Allen Banks has already announced that’s leaving this month to become the police chief in Round Rock, Texas.
The Albuquerque Police Department is under a U.S. Justice Department civil rights investigation into allegations of excessive force and three dozen shootings by officers since 2010.