Outgoing Indianapolis Public Safety Director Frank Straub is among four finalists for a police chief position in Washington state.
Straub told RTV6's Jack Rinehart last month that he had been asked to apply to lead the police department in Spokane, Wash., by the city's mayor.
From a field of 13 candidates, Spokane Mayor David Condon announced Wednesday the city's Advisory Board on Policing and city senior managers had selected four finalists.
Straub and the other finalists will be in Spokane on July 25 to take part in five interviews and a reception with the public.
Condon said he is looking for a new chief will a solid understanding of metro policing models, experience in implementing new policing techniques and the ability to be comfortable in the public eye.
Straub, who announced his resignation in Indianapolis in April prior to a potential no-confidence vote, will leave the office on Aug. 1.
Straub had been under fire in recent months amid continued fallout from the handling of a 2010 crash involving Indianapolis police Officer David Bisard that killed a motorcyclist and injured two more.
Still, Straub told RTV6 it was his choice to leave Indianapolis and hes been working on an exit strategy for months.
"I've probably pushed the envelope as far as I can push it. I'm proud of our accomplishments, Straub said. "Have I been a lightning rod? Absolutely. I am not going to deny that for a minute."
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