Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Belleville seeking to hire new city manager and new police chief

City of Belleville officials are attempting to fill two top jobs in the community. Belleville Police Chief Hal Berriman has submitted his resignation effective Jan. 31 and City Manager Diana Kollmeyer will leave Feb. 2.  Members of the city council met last week to review 10 finalists from the nearly 400 applications received for Kollmeyer's full-time position.
The four finalists for the position will be sent questionnaires and may be called for 90-minute personal interviews with city council members Jan. 25. Finalists will also be invited to attend a public meeting Feb. 3 just prior to the final decision expected on Feb. 4.

Rick Rutherford, the current director of the city DPW, will be acting city manager in the interim from Jan. 31 until a new city manager is hired. That could continue into March as background checks are completed and the successful candidate provides adequate notice to a current employer
Applications for Berriman's part-time position as police chief will be accepted by the city through Jan. 31. The job will be listed on professional job search internet sites as well as the city website, officials said.
Berriman will select a panel of law enforcement professionals to select final candidates to be interviewed in public and the list of top candidates be approved by members of the Civil Service Commission. Requirements for the job include seven years as a police officer, three years at sergeant or above, and a list of other qualifications.