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Related Article Three finalists named for Chattanooga police chief Read more David Roddy David Roddy Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has a short list of candidates for the next police chief: acting Chief David Roddy, Assistant Chief Edwin McPherson and Capt. Todd Chamberlain of the Los Angeles Police Department. A five-person search committee whittled down a list of 49 names to reach its recommendations, which were announced Monday afternoon. Six of the 49 applicants were already members of the Chattanooga Police Department. "We feel like this has been an open, fair and deliberative process," the committee wrote in a joint statement. "We appreciate every applicant's willingness to serve the City of Chattanooga and offer our congratulations to the three finalists." "Each of them brings decades of experience and a thorough knowledge of law enforcement to the position. Any of them would make an incredible leader for the department." Chamberlain is the only remaining non-local candidate, but he brings more than 30 years of experience with one of the nation's largest metropolitan police departments, where he has served as a police commander since 2010. "[Chamberlain] has ascended within the ranks of the LAPD and now ...

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