On August 16, 2021 the City of Mesquite announced five finalists for Police Chief. The finalists will participate in panel interviews in Mesquite August 25 – 26, and the City plans to select one of the finalists as its new Police Chief by the end of September.
The finalists are:
James Lowery, Jr. - Deputy Chief, City of Arlington, Texas
Stewart Steele - Police Chief, City of Rio Rancho, New Mexico - As of Aug. 18 has withdrawn from the process.
Daniel Steidle - Police Chief, City of Pacifica, California
Elvia Williams - Former Police Chief, Village of Richton Park, Illinois
Eric Winstrom - Police Commander, City of Chicago, Illinois
City Manager Cliff Keheley said, “We conducted a national search with the assistance of a professional search firm. These five candidates met our community’s high standards and the expectations I have for the role of our next Police Chief. We are excited for them to meet our City Council and to continue their participation in the interview process.”
Assistant Police Chief David Faaborg has been serving Interim Police Chief since Charles Cato announced his departure March 26.