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Geneva identifies three finalists for police chief job

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The City of Geneva has identified who the finalists are to be the city’s next chief of police.

The candidates will participate in a moderated community forum on Wednesday, May 29, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 47 Castle St. The event will also be live-streamed on the city’s YouTube page.

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Here’s a look at the candidates:

  • City Police Lt. Ron Eveland, who joined the Geneva police force in November 2015. He was promoted to patrol sergeant in September 2022 and served as interim chief after Matt Colton’s resignation. Eveland currently oversees the road patrol.
  • James “Jimmer” McCormack, a retired New York state trooper with 30 years of service. During his tenure, he was the Emergency Management sergeant, collaborating with agencies to update emergency response plans and procedures.
  • James Chechak, the current chief of the Waterloo Police Department with over 16 years of law enforcement experience. Chechak began his career in 2005, enlisting in the Army National Guard and graduating from the U.S. Army Military Police School in 2006.