Wednesday night, Port Arthur residents will get the opportunity to meet the four men in the running to become the city's next police chief, but 12News has already learned a lot about the candidates, including why one resigned while on administrative leave.
"We had lots of great candidates with lots of great credentials and lots of great experience, so it's been a tough job," said Brian McDougal, Port Arthur city manager.
Narrowing 46 applicants down to four finalists, Port Arthur leaders already tackled one challenge. But their next step is the most important, according to McDougal: one-on-one meetings with each candidate.
The four finalists have stories that stretch across Texas to as far away as Arizona - Salt River, to be exact. That's where Patrick Melvin last served as police chief, a position from which he resigned while on administrative leave.
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