Kalispell resumes job search for top cop

The city of Kalispell has resumed its search for a new police chief.

The city suspended its search in June after it didn’t interview any of the candidates who submitted applications.

On Tuesday City Manager Doug Russell said the city wants to have a new chief in place as soon as possible, but said interviews for the job won’t begin until the middle of January.

The position has been open since the end of 2017 when former chief Roger Nasset announced he was leaving the Kalispell Police Department after a 24-year career with the department.

The qualifications haven’t changed, according to Russell. The minimum standards include a bachelor’s degree in a related field and seven years experience in law enforcement, five of which should be at the sergeant level or higher.