The Seattle Police Chief Search Committee has announced the names of 11 semifinalists to be interviewed for Seattle's next Police Chief, including three candidates from the Seattle Police Department—Interim Police Chief John Diaz and Deputy Chief of Police Clark Kimerer, and Assistant Chief of Police Jim Pugel. The Search Committee will interview all 11 semifinalists on Saturday, May 8, before selecting three finalists.

Here are the candidates:

Judy Bradshaw, Chief of Police — Des Moines (IA) Police Department
Rick Braziel, Chief of Police — Sacramento (CA) Police Department
Adam Burden II, Former Assistant Chief of Police — Miami (FL) Police Department
Ronald Davis, Chief of Police — East Palo Alto (CA) Police Department
John Diaz, Interim Chief of Police — Seattle (WA) Police Department
Rick Gregory, Chief Administrative Officer/Acting Public Safety Director — New Castle County (DE)
Clark Kimerer, Deputy Chief of Police — Seattle (WA) Police Department
Anne Kirkpatrick, Chief of Police — Spokane (WA) Police Department
Jim Pugel, Assistant Chief of Police — Seattle (WA) Police Department
John Romero, Chief of Police — Lawrence (MA) Police Department
Lisa Womack, Former Chief of Police Elgin (IL) Police Department


On Wednesday, June 2, the Search Committee will present their three finalists to the Seattle City Council's Safety & Education Committee. Mayor Mike McGinn will then announce his appointment for Seattle Chief of Police. The City Council's confirmation process will follow.