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Acevedo is a finalist for San Antonio Chief of Police job

Friday, August 21, 2015 by Sunny Sone

Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo is one of five selected finalists in the search for San Antonio’s new chief, he announced Thursday. More than 60 candidates across the country applied for the job, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The four other finalists are San Antonio interim Chief Anthony Treviño; Malik Aziz, a deputy chief in Dallas; Albert Salinas, a deputy chief in Las Vegas; and Roberto Villaseñor, Tuscon chief of police. San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley told the Express-News that she will make her candidate choice in the coming weeks and expects a council vote to confirm in September. Acevedo, who has led the APD since 2007, said in a statement: “My selection as a finalist by the Alamo City is a testament to the great work being done in Austin and the spirit of collaboration between our two great cities. While my work in Austin continues to be a great personal passion, I would be remiss if I didn’t explore the opportunity presented by San Antonio. Whatever happens, I consider this opportunity a tribute to Austin.”

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