Richmond Police Chief Bryan Norwood finalist for Raleigh job

Posted at 9:13 AM, Jan 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-11 07:34:15-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Richmond Police Chief Bryan Norwood was named a finalist for the police chief's job in Raleigh, North Carolina, according to an email from Raleigh City Manager Russell Allen. Norwood is one of three finalists announced by the city.

In addition to Norwood, finalists include interim Raleigh police chief Cassandra Deck-Brown and deputy Dallas police chief Malik Aziz.

Norwood and the other finalists are scheduled to appear at a public forum in Raleigh later this month. At the forum, the finalists will be asked questions by Raleigh's city manager.

The Richmond Police Department has not yet commented on the Raleigh news release.

Norwood became Richmond's chief of police in 2008. He replaced Rodney Monroe, who left Richmond to became the police chief in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"We don't want to lose him." said council member Reva Trammell. "And we've heard him say loud and clear - he doesn't want to go."

"So, why make his life a life of hell and make him go?"  "Why push him out of here," said Trammell.

Raleigh's city manager tells CBS 6 that they'll name a new police Chief in Mid-February.

Earlier this week, Mark Holmberg reported on the possibility of Chief Norwood leaving Richmond.