Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/06/2011 06:08:48 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Police chief candidates will be interviewed by the City Council on Sept. 14, Mayor Pat Morris announced at the council meeting Tuesday.

The announcement came before the the council voted to extend outgoing Police Chief Keith Kilmer’s transitional services contract, which was approved on a 5-2 decision, with council members Chas Kelley and Wendy McCammack dissenting.

Kilmer, who announced his retirement in March, has stayed with the city on an interim basis and has been paid an hourly rate while the search for a new police chief continues.

Kilmer’s initial transitional services contract was scheduled to run out on Sept. 1, and the council’s decision extends it through Nov. 7 or until a new chief is hired.

Bob Murray and Associates, a Roseville-based recruiting firm, has conducted the search for a new chief on behalf of Morris’ office.

Under the City Charter, the mayor appoints a police chief, subject to the approval of the council.

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