Two longtime officers of the Dunedin Police Department have entered the pool of candidates seeking to be the new police chief. Capt. Samuel E. Raney, who supervises the patrol division, submitted an application this week. Sgt. James MacKenzie, a supervisor of detective investigations, applied Tuesday.
MacKenzie, 41, who has worked at the department for 16 years, said he is prepared for the job.
"My primary goal would be to get the most services for residents," MacKenzie said.
Raney said: "This is a position that I have prepared for my entire career."
A third candidate from within the Police Department, Capt. Bruce A. Mills, 37, commander of detective operations, applied last week.
More than 20 people have applied since the announcement of Chief Robert Haworth's retirement. Haworth, who worked for the department 26 years, will retire March 31.
Applicants must have 10 years of police experience and a college degree. The deadline for applications is March 1.
Others who have applied recently include: Steven O'Brien, 48, chief of alcohol and beverage control enforcement in Durham, N.C.; Thomas Vicente, director of loss prevention and security at M. Fortunoff Corp. in Hauppauge, N.Y.; Hubert Adams, 51, an officer in the Charlotte Police Department in Charlotte, N.C.; Earl Kisiel, a former patrol officer in Cheyenne, Wyo.; and John Boyd, 42, chief of police in Ocoee.