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Miami hunting for new police chief


Wanted: executive to oversee more than 1,100 gun-toting employees. Must be willing to work with a cantankerous union, massage the needs of five crime-conscious bosses, and occasionally respond to scandal.

With current Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa retiring at the end of the year, the city is hunting for his replacement. The decision is an important one for City Manager Daniel Alfonso, whom commissioners have told will be judged based upon the performance of the next chief. Alfonso says he’s looking for someone who understands Miami’s diverse neighborhoods.

Applicants can apply until Sept. 5. The position is advertised at a salary of between $150,000 and $190,000.