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November 21, 2018 - 12:49 AM

Mt. San Antonio College is closer to finding a new police chief. On Wednesday, Nov. 28,  the three finalists for the position will be on campus to meet with students and employees. Each candidate will participate in an open forum to discuss campus safety and answer questions.   

"We want to make this process as inclusive as possible," said president Bill Scroggins. "The public is invited to get to know our three candidates, have an opportunity to ask questions and provide their feedback."

The open forum will be livestreamed, and is scheduled as follows:

  • 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Question Submission 
    Come to Building 9C to submit questions for consideration. Questions will be randomly selected. No questions will be taken from the floor. All candidates will be asked the same set of questions. 
  • 9:45 a.m. Welcome 
  • 10 a.m. Candidate #1
    Prepared questions (20 minutes), submitted questions (20 minutes), closing (5 minutes)
  • 11 a.m. Candidate #2
    Prepared questions (20 minutes), submitted questions (20 minutes), closing (5 minutes)
  • 12 p.m. Candidate #3
    Prepared questions (20 minutes), submitted questions (20 minutes), closing (5 minutes)
  • Feedback Period 
    Feedback forms will be available at the forum. Feedback can also be provided through Monday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. 

The finalists are:

  • David Hendricks,  an experienced public safety professional with a long history at the Long Beach Police Department

  • Eric Hopley, the senior manager of corporate security for Southern California Edison and a former police chief of the Ontario Police Department

  • Robert Wren, deputy chief at Mt. San Antonio College with a long history at the Orange County Sheriff's Department

The chief of police position was opened after Dave Wilson retired on May 31. Since then,  experienced Los Angeles Police Department Commander Michael C. Williams has served as interim police chief.