Oak Forest Police Chief Greg Anderson will be sticking around, after administrators in Sarasota, Fla. decided to go with female candidate Bernadette DiPino, of Ocean City, Md.
DiPino became the city's first-ever female police chief today, beating out Anderson and three other finalists.
Anderson was one of five finalists (including DiPino) up for the role, including: Salvatore Ruggiero, retired division commander for Tampa Police Department; Mark A. Teunis, division commander of Clearwater Police Department; and Tonya D. Vincent, Richmond, Va., Deputy Police Chief.
Anderson has also previously applied for positions in Texas and Champaign.
"I believe that this choice will set the tone and a progressive standard for the city and the SPD men and women in blue for years to come," said Sarasota Mayor Suzanne Atwell.
—By Charles Schelle, Sarasota Patch Editor