Columbus set to name the next police chief at 11 a.m. today (UPDATED)

Andy Downing
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In early November, the months-long search for a next chief of the Columbus Division of Police was narrowed to two finalists: Thomas Quinlan, the interim chief of the division, and Perry Tarrant, a former assistant chief for the Seattle Police Department.

That is unless Mayor Andrew Ginther springs a surprise, as suggested in a poll we're currently running on our Twitter account. (You can vote by clicking here.)

Ginther will make the announcement at 11 a.m., and we'll update this post with the result.

“These two candidates best represent what we are looking for in our next police chief — a transformational leader, change agent, innovator who will achieve excellence using the model of 21st century policing,” Ginther’s Deputy Chief of Staff Dawn Tyler Lee, who is leading the eight-member search committee, said in a press release announcing the finalists.

The chosen candidate will replace departed chief Kim Jacobs, who retired in February.

UPDATE: It's Quinlan.