Dothan Police Chief

A decision will be made on Dothan’s new police chief by the end of next week.

That word came yesterday from City Manager Mike West.

West and a special-appointed committee interviewed the top four candidates for the job last week.

They were chosen out of a field of some 60 applicants.

The finalists include: John Powell of Pensacola, Florida former police chief of Wilson, North Carolina; Michael Rowland of Mobile currently deputy director of the Southwest Alabama Police Academy; Robert Green of Selma retired Selma Police Chief; And Rick Staley of Orlando currently the under-sheriff of the Orange County Florida Sheriff's Department.

West said Tuesday he intends to announce his choice for police chief next Friday.