Burlington’s search for a new police chief has reached the “Final Four” as the Civil Service Commission has certified the eligibility of four finalists.
Two of the finalists are currently employed by the city of Burlington: Lt. Darren Grimshaw and Major Doug Beaird, who is currently serving as interim police chief.
The other two finalists are from outside of the region.
Zim Schwartze is a former emergency management and public safety coordinator in Missouri and Charlie Dennis is a former police chief in Arizona.
Burlington is in the market for a new police chief as Dan Luttenegger is calling it a career after 31 years in law enforcement.
He is retiring after spending almost his entire career with the Burlington Police Department, moving up the ranks from patrol officer to chief.
Luttenegger was appointed to the top spot in the department in 2007 following the death of former Police Chief Dave Wunnenberg.
He says the time is right for him to step aside as he reaches retirement age later this month.