Pittsburgh police chief http://wesa.fm en Peduto Discusses the Ongoing Search for a New Police Chief http://wesa.fm/post/peduto-discusses-ongoing-search-new-police-chief <p>When it comes to selecting Pittsburgh’s new chief of police, Mayor Bill Peduto believes: “Haste in this situation would be at the greater loss of true reform.”</p><p>Peduto spoke to <em>Essential Pittsburgh’s</em> Paul Guggenheimer Wednesday about the process of hiring a new police chief.</p><p>Former police chief Nate Harper resigned his position February 2013 while under investigation for creating an unauthorized slush fund, diverting public money and failing to pay income taxes – charges that ultimately led him to a sentence of 18 months in prison.</p><p>Assistant Chief Regina Harper has been serving as interim chief.</p><p>However, the application process for a new chief only began a month ago. Peduto said that while <a href="http://talent-city.com/">Talent City </a>works to find the best candidate in terms of professional qualifications, he is looking to residents to help with the hiring process.</p><p>Throughout the summer, the Public Safety councils in Pittsburgh’s six policing zones have been holding forums to hear input from residents about what they want in a chief of police. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:18:57 +0000 Jessica Nath 32334 at http://wesa.fm Peduto Discusses the Ongoing Search for a New Police Chief City to Launch Massive Process to Hire Police Chief http://wesa.fm/post/city-launch-massive-process-hire-police-chief <p>Since before taking office, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has been promising that when it came time to hire a new police chief, the public would have ample opportunity to influence the process.&nbsp; Today, he and Acting Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar laid out plans for six public meetings and a website dedicated to taking additional input.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:19:10 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 30737 at http://wesa.fm Mayor Ravenstahl: “I’ve done nothing wrong, and I stand by that.” http://wesa.fm/post/mayor-ravenstahl-i-ve-done-nothing-wrong-and-i-stand <p>Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said he is continuing to do his job and is helping the next mayor transition into office.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:50:04 +0000 Tim Camerato 18240 at http://wesa.fm Chief Nate Harper Indictment http://wesa.fm/post/chief-nate-harper-indictment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A federal grand jury, Friday indicted former Pittsburgh police Chief Nate Harper on charges of failure to file tax returns and diverting public money for his own use. Pittsburgh Tribune Review reporter <strong>Bobby Kerlik </strong>joins us to talk about the latest <a href="http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/3710927-74/harper-police-indictment">details </a>of the case. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 5135 at http://wesa.fm Chief Nate Harper Indictment Ravenstahl Defers Decision on Next Police Chief to His Successor http://wesa.fm/post/ravenstahl-defers-decision-next-police-chief-his-successor <div class="field-item even"><p>Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said Monday he won't nominate a new, full-time police chief before he leaves his post at year's end, instead leaving that decision to his mayoral&nbsp;successor.</p><p>It appears acting chief Regina McDonald, who assumed command after former chief Nathan Harper's <a href="http://wesa.fm/2013/02/20/harper-out-pittsburgh-police-chief">forced resignation last month</a>, will continue on an interim basis at least until the first months of&nbsp;2014.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:49:08 +0000 Noah Brode 2622 at http://wesa.fm