2 Finalists Named in Search for Duluth Police Chief

The city of Duluth has announced the two finalists vying for the top job at the Duluth Police Department. 

One of the finalists is Mike Tusken, who currently serves as interim Duluth Police Chief.  Tusken has over 23 years of law enforcement experience, previously serving as Sergeant and Lieutenant.  He was appointed Deputy Chief by former Chief Gordon Ramsay in 2006.

The other finalist is Brian Kozak, a Duluth native.  Kozak is currently Chief of the Cheyenne, Wyoming Police Department.  Kozak has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, serving 22 years in Arizona.  Before Cheyenne, he served four years as Chief in Avon, Colorado. 

The city is holding a public forum on April 28 at Lincoln Middle School auditorium at 3215 West Third Street.  It will be a chance for the community to meet Kozak and Tusken and ask questions.  The forum will start at 6:30 p.m.  

Free DTA shuttles will run every 10 minutes from Wheeler Field on Grand Avenue to the school.  The shuttle will start at 5:45 p.m. and run until 6:45 p.m. The departure shuttles from the school will start at 8 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Mayor Larson says she will make the final decision in the first week of May and send it to the City Council for approval.  

As for the search for a new Fire Chief, Larson says a panel has reviewed applications and conducted the first round of interviews.  Larson says she expects the position to be filled in late April or early May. 

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