Charleston, S.C., hopes to have a new police chief next month to replace the retired Reuben Greenberg. The city and its hired consultant, the Police Executive Research Forum, are sorting through 111 applications. Mayor Joe Riley expects to have the list pared to 25 this week, says the Charleston Post and Courier. Greenberg, 62, retired in August after more than 23 years leading the police force, which will have more than 380 officers this year.
Riley said Charleston is looking for an innovative leader who will bring “creative, firm, aggressive law enforcement techniques” to a city whose previous chief was nationally known for his take-back-the-streets approach. The police chief answers directly to the mayor, and not to City Council.