Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner has been named as one of five finalists for the police chief job in Charleston, South Carolina.
Our CBS affiliate WCSC reported the news Friday after Charleston's former police chief Greg Mullen retired in June 2017. Mullen led the agency for more than 10 years.
Buckner, who has been with the LRPD since 2014, graduated with a masters degree from Eastern Kentucky before working his way up the ranks at the Louisville Police Department.
Other candidates for the job include; Jerome Taylor, the interim police chief in Charleston, Joseph Clark, the deputy police chief in Norfolk, Virginia, Luther Reynolds, an assistant police chief for Montgomery County PD in Maryland, and Michael Sullivan, the deputy chief in Louisville.
Officer Steve Moore said the LRPD are "acknowledging" the announcement but have no comment at the request of the search firm "to protect the integrity of the process."
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