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City narrows police chief search to two finalists

After narrowing its search for a new police chief to two candidates, the city of Hendersonville is inviting the public to ask questions of the finalists on Tuesday morning.

The finalists are Blair Myhand, police chief for the city of Clayton, and Gerald Childress, an officer in the Mooresville Police Department. In one of the final steps in the selection process, the finalists will have an opportunity to answer questions posed by local media representatives and the public. Each candidate will get 30 minutes, including time to introduce themselves, 10 minutes of questions from the media and 10 minutes from the public followed by a brief closing message.
Because of Covid-19 restrictions, the city is unable to offer an in-person option to the public to meet the candidates.To submit questions via a survey, click here.

Myhand, who retired as a first sergeant from the U.S. Army after deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan, became Clayton police chief in May 2017 after serving as a captain in the Apex police department and before that an officer with the Metro Washington, D.C., police force.