Twenty apply for police chief’s job in Windsor

Published 9:56 am Wednesday, July 7, 2010

WINDSOR—About 20 people have applied to be Windsor’s next police chief, according to Town Manager Michael Stallings.

“That’s kind of what we were expecting,” Stallings said Tuesday.

Among candidates are three of the town’s four police officers, including Windsor Police Sgt. Vic Reynolds, who is acting as the interim police chief.

The position pays an annual salary of $45,000 to $55,000.

Windsor’s former police chief, Robert Porti, resigned in May to become Franklin’s deputy police chief.

Stallings said he plans to start evaluating applications this week. He also plans to meet with the three-member selection panel to discuss expectations of the candidates.

The selection panel includes Gilbert Jackson, William Corvello and William Freeman.

Jackson is a former chief of police for Suffolk. Corvello served as the superintendent of the Virginia State Police, the chief of police in Newport News and as interim chief in Portsmouth on two different occasions. Freeman served stints as the acting and interim police chief in Suffolk.

Stallings said he hopes to start setting up interviews within the next week or so.

“My anticipation is that we will have somebody selected by the middle of August,” he said.