Sarasota residents will get a chance to meet the five semifinalists for police chief at a community event Friday, Oct. 5.
The city has scheduled a meet-and-greet for 5:30 to 7 p.m., Oct. 5 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. The event is open to the public.
On Sept. 14, City Manager Tom Barwin narrowed the list of candidates from 13 to five. The short list for the police chief position includes:
• Gregory Anderson, Oak Forest, Ill., police chief
• Bernadette DiPino, Ocean City, Md., police chief
• Salvatore Ruggiero, Tampa police major (retired)
• Mark Teunis, Clearwater Support Services commander
• Tonya Vincent, Richmond, Va., deputy police chief