Richmond police chief interviewed publicly in Raleigh

Posted at 12:01 AM, Jan 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-25 15:09:51-05

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVR) -  In 2008, Richmond Police Chief Rodney Monroe left town to take the top job in Charlotte, N.C. Five years later, will Richmond lose another police chief to North Carolina?

Richmond Police Chief Bryan Norwood was in Raleigh Thursday night, fielding questions from city leaders about his background.

Norwood is one of three finalists for that city's open police chief position. If he gets the job, he would head up police operations in a city twice the size of Richmond, but with half the crime.

Norwood, along with fellow finalists interim Raleigh police chief Cassandra Deck-Brown and deputy Dallas police chief Malik Aziz, answered questions from Raleigh leaders during a public meeting.

After the meeting, Mark Holmberg had some of his own questions for Chief Norwood about the possibility of leaving town.

"Richmond is my love," Chief Norwood said. "I've been there for four years and if things change, I'll look forward to coming to Raleigh. If not, I'll always feel at home in Richmond."

Raleigh leaders are expected to make their police chief pick in the next couple of weeks.