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Dover Police Chief Likely Won't Be Hired Until 2020

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DOVER, Del.- The official hiring of Dover's next police chief likely will not happen until next year following a decision from a selection panel on Tuesday to invite several of the remaining candidates back for another round of interviews.

Dover's Police Chief Selection Committee asked "several" of the remaining six people in the running for the police chief job to return to city hall for another closed-door session with the panel, according to Mayor Robin Christiansen. 

That means a final vote to confirm a nominee for chief of police will probably happen in January, Christiansen said.

"We wanted to choose the best candidate but we needed to have a second interview with several of the candidates," he said.

Christiansen would not say if all six of the candidates were invited back for an additional meeting with the committee, which met with five men and one woman last week.

None of the people interviewed currently work for the Dover Police Department, though former Dover police officer and U.S. Marshal Tim Mullaney is among the remaining candidates.

The city is seeking to replace Marvin Mailey as chief of police. Deputy Chief Tim Stump has been running the department in the interim.

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