3 finalists for Milwaukee’s police chief announced

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee’s Fire and Police Commission on Thursday, Oct. 22 announced the three final candidates for Milwaukee police chief.

Here’s more information on each finalist:

  • Malik Aziz - Aziz serves as the deputy chief for the Dallas Police Department. According to an online resume, he's served in several police executive, command and supervision roles.
  • Chris Davis - Davis works as a deputy chief for the Portland Police Department. According to a department bio, he was sworn into that role in December of 2019. Prior to that, he served as assistant chief of the operations branch where he oversaw three precincts, youth services and traffic division.
  • Hoyt Mahaley - Mahaley is the acting unit chief for the Insider Threat Division for the FBI, according to his resume on LinkedIn. He's also served as the supervisory special agent for the human intelligence, public sector, and community outreach squad. In addition to working for the FBI, he also worked for the Milwaukee Police Department, according to the resume.

The search to find a new top cop in Milwaukee comes after former chief Alfonso Morales was demoted to police captain on Aug. 6.

“This is one of the most important positions in the City of Milwaukee, and the Board of Commissioners have identified three finalists who are most qualified to lead this critical agency during these pivotal times,” said FPC Executive Director Griselda Aldrete. “Each finalist will participate in a public and rigorous community engagement process, which will be instrumental in the final hiring decision.”

The public will get a chance to hear from the candidates before a final decision is made. The new chief will likely be chosen in early December.

Malik Aziz, Chris Davis, Hoyt Mahaley

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