Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Forty people have applied to be the next permanent Columbia police chief.
Columbia City Manager Teresa Wilson updated the search Tuesday at a meeting with the city council and the mayor. The deadline for applications is Wednesday.
Of the 40 applicants, two are from within the department, including Interim Police Chief Ruben Santiago. Twenty-nine of the applicants are from outside of the state, and 18 of the applicants are currently or have served in the past as chiefs.
There are no women among the applicants.
A search committee designed to look at the applicants is expected to meet December 16th. The first round of interviews could start by the end of the first week of January. Previous Coverage: Search Committee Formed to Find Police Chief
Columbia hasn't had a permanent police chief since Randy Scott's resignation in April.