Logan Police Chief finalist for same position in Coeur d’Alene

Logan City may be losing its police chief. The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has announced that Logan Police Chief Gary Jensen is one of two finalists for the office of police chief in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The other candidate is Lee White, assistant police chief in Mesa, Arizona.

Jensen says the announcement that he had been named a finalist caught him off guard.

“I was officially notified when they had narrowed it down to 11 but I have not received a formal invitation to visit with them,” Jensen says.

Jensen acknowledges that the application process began in February but he went months without hearing from Coeur d’Alene officials.

Both Jensen and White have both visited Coeur d’Alene and a <a href=”http://www.cdaid.org/Home/ShowPage?path=1502″ target=”_blank”>city newsletter dated July 10th</a> says they will soon be interviewed by a selection committee formed by Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer.

“They’re working through their process,” Jensen says. “It’s not my process.”

Jensen does stress that he is happy with where he is at, loves Logan City and the people that he works with. Until he receives an official offer from Coeur d’Alene, Jensen says he really doesn’t have much to comment about.

Jensen began his career in law enforcement in 1987 as a deputy sheriff. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from Weber State University.

Jensen became Logan City’s police chief in October 2009.

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