Dallas allocated $90,000 to find a new police chief but ended up spending much less than that, the Dallas Morning News says. City Manager Ted Benavides spent nearly $4,000 to visit five out-of-state finalists before choosing the only local finalist: Arlington, tex. Deputy City Manager David Kunkle. City Council member Gary Griffith, the Public Safety Committee vice chairman, said, “This all seems like a wise investment.”
The city spent $25,000 to hire Georgia-based Slavin Management Consultants to help. It also hosted 12 candidate finalists in April during a round of interviews.