Making the short list are acting Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Gerald Kitchell, former North Miami Beach Police Chief Rafael Hernandez, Jr., Miami Police Major Ian Moffett and former Golden Beach Police Chief James Skinner.
In January, the district began searching for a new police chief following the reassignment of Chief Charles Hurley. Later resigning, Hurley was under investigation following sexual harassment allegations.
Kitchell took over as acting police chief in May and appears to be the favored contender among school officials.
Interviewing Friday before a panel appointed to select the new police chief, a recommendation will be made to Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on who should be awarded the top position.
The final decision will rest with the Miami-Dade School Board.
The Miami-Dade County public school district is the fourth largest school district in the country, comprised of 392 schools, 345,000 students and over 40,000 employees. A truly global community, district students speak 56 different languages and represent 160 countries.
The district’s police force currently has 155 sworn members serving the entire county. Advertised as paying up to $164,000 plus benefits, applications for the position were surprisingly sparse.