It appears that East Haven residents already have their first candidate hoping to become the town's new, permanent chief of police.
Interim Police Chief told East Haven Patch Friday that he is indeed interested in continuing on in his current role as the head of the on a more longterm basis.
Mayor Maturo announced Thursday afternoon that for a new, permanent chief of police for the town.
Larrabee said he was unsure if the search process would require candidates to directly apply for the permanent post or if instead they would be recruited — but either way he is interested.
"Obviously, I would want to be a candidate," he said.
In a press release Thursday, Mauro stated the search process — which has been reviewed by and includes — would be "exhaustive," would last 22 weeks and one that "hopes to draw candidates nationwide."
The mayor added that the search will also include an entire stage "dedicated solely to interviewing by an independent panel of members of the community," as well as a town hall meeting that will allow "any member of the public" to "submit questions to finalist candidates.”
Larrabee said Friday when he was offered and accepted the chief of police post on an interim basis earlier this year, he was aware this day would come.
"I knew that at some point that we would have to embark on a search," he said.
He added, however, that a transparent, national search for the best candidates is an important one for the department's officers and the town's residents.
"I think it's best that whoever gets the job will have to go through a rigorous process to make sure that they are up to the standards that the community wants," Larrabee said.
"It's a good vetting process," he said.