The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners has reportedly narrowed its nationwide search for a new police chief to a handful of department insiders.
The commission scheduled a closed session that got underway Wednesday morning to interview the top candidates for the job, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Citing an unnamed source, The Times reported that the list of top candidates includes Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michel Moore, Deputy Chief Robert Arcos, Deputy Chief Phil Tingirides and former Assistant Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur, although more than four interviews were to take place.
The Board of Police Commissioners, which is the civilian board that oversees the department, has been tasked with recommending three top candidates to Mayor Eric Garcetti, who will then select a chief from among the three.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced in January that he will retire June 27, a year and a half before his second term ends. He has led the department since 2009.
The commission held six community meetings to get feedback on the search, and Police Commission President Steve Soboroff and Vice President Matt Johnson have attended roll call at some police stations to get feedback from rank-and-file officers.
The Times reported that 31 people applied for the job.