Cedar Falls Mayor Rob Green will be hosting a meet-and-greet broadcast with the three finalists in the search for the city's new police chief.

Two members of the Cedar Falls Public Safety Department -- Acting Police Chief Craig Berte and Captain Mark Howard -- were named as finalists in April. The third candidate is Derrick Turner, a Lieutenant with the Port of Portland, Ore., police department.

According to Mayor Green, the broadcast will feature an introduction to each candidate. Background information (list below) regarding their qualifications will also be included.

Residents have until Thursday at 10 AM to submit questions for the public question-and-answer segment, however some may not get asked during the broadcast. To submit questions for the candidates, CLICK HERE.

The broadcasts can be viewed online via Cedar Falls Channel 15 on YouTube. They will also air on Channel 15 at the following times between Friday and May 31:

  • Friday, May 22: 8:30 AM, Noon, 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 23: 8:30 AM, 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 24: 7:30 AM
  • Monday, May 25: 8:00 AM, Noon
  • Tuesday, May 26: Noon, 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 27: 8:00 AM
  • Thursday, May 28: 7:00 PM
  • Friday, May 29: Noon
  • Saturday, May 30: 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 31: 9:00 AM
Courtesy: Cedar Falls Police Dept.

Here's some brief background information on the three finalists (listed in alphabetical order):

CRAIG BERTE:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA)
  • Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and currently the Assistant Director/Assistant Police Chief,  Cedar Falls Public Safety: 2007-Present
  • Army/Army National Guard, Command Sergeant Major: 1986-2012
  • Police Executive Leadership Graduate Program, Southern Police Institute (Louisville, Ky.)

MARK HOWARD:

  • Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, Iowa)
  • Police Officer, Lieutenant, and currently Public Safety Captain, Cedar Falls Public Safety: 2007-present
  • Police Officer, Waverly Police Department, 1997-2007
  • School of Police Staff and Command, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (Evanston, Ill.)

DERRICK TURNER:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  • Police Officer, Flint Police Department in Flint Mich.: 2015-2016
  • Public Safety Sergeant, Kalamazoo Public Safety Department in Kalamazoo, Mich.: 2007-2018
  • Police Lieutenant, Port of Portland, Ore., Police Department: 2018-present
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