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Lots of interest, but no applicants yet for next Honolulu police chief

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

More than two weeks after the forced retirement of Honolulu's top cop, the department has not received any applications to become the city's next police chief — at least not yet.  

Max Sword, chairman of the Honolulu Police Commission, expects that to change soon.

He said a lot of people have already inquired about the position since it was posted Sunday.  

Applications will be accepted through April 3.  

The city's Human Resources Division said it will throw out the applications of those who are not qualified. A panel of Oahu residents will then narrow down the list.

The commission said it expects to receive that list by the middle of June, and hopes that a new new chief can be decided on by sometime in July.

A bill to eliminate the one-year residency requirement for Honolulu's police is moving through the state Legislature with no opposition.

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