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City of Tallahassee holds meet and greet for Police Chief finalist

Posted at 6:08 AM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 07:33:21-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Major Lonnie Scott, Antonio Gilliam and Major Lawrence Revell. All three men -- are contesting to be the capitol city's next police chief.

Monday night they got the chance to speak to people in Tallahassee, about why they feel, they're the best fit for the top cop.

Hundreds gathered Monday night to hear from the three Tallahassee Police Chief finalists.

Most with big expectations. Joi Scott said she's looking for a strong leader.

"I would like to see someone who is of high character, someone who is honest and someone who is a good leader," said Joi Scott, a Tallahassee resident.

People at the panel were given the chance to provide feedback on the candidates.

" I was very impressed with all three of them and basically they had touched on some of the very important issues we have in Leon County," said Cheryl, a Tallahassee resident.

As part of their presentations, Majors Lawrence Revell and Lonnie Scott, both already with the Tallahassee Police Department, and Antonio Gilliam -- who is currently Assistant Chief at the Saint Petersburg Police Department,
all spoke about transparency and communication.

City Manager Reese Goad says the city hopes to have a new chief in place by the end of the year.

"In the next two or three weeks we'll do that and we'll make a decision because we're going to hit the ground running in January. We're going to have a new police chief," said Reese Goad, Tallahassee City Manager.