Holbrook may still be in running for job
Huntington Police Chief Skip Holbrook may still be in the running to become the next police chief of Columbia, S.C.
City manager Teresa Wilson told the Columbia City Council on Tuesday that the four-candidate field has been narrowed to two candidates, and that she will announce her selection soon, according to reports in The State, based in Columbia.
The names of the two remaining candidates were not disclosed, according to media reports.
Holbrook was publicly named a finalist for the position Tuesday, Feb. 11.
The Columbia opportunity offers Holbrook a police department with nearly five times as many officers as Huntington's current roster, according to an estimation from Huntington Mayor Steve Williams.
Holbrook took part in a three-day assessment process that included participation from Columbia's city manager, police chief search committee, community stakeholders and area citizens.
Others competing for the Columbia vacancy are A. Tony Fisher, most recently director of public safety for Spartanburg, S.C.; Bryan Norwood, most recently chief for Richmond, Va.; and Gregory Reese, chief of security forces for Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.
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