It's been over two months since Marshall Goff resigned as the Clarksburg Police Chief and we're still waiting to see who the new chief will be. Robert Hilliard was appointed the interim chief and officials said he's filled the shoes well.
The deadline for all the applications just recently passed, and now Clarksburg City Manager Martin Howe is going through applications before he makes a decision.
Goff stepped down as police chief to avoid federal charges for allegedly getting involved in a domestic violence case involving Councilmen Zeke Lopez. The city manager told us 21 people have applied for the position and less than half of them are from the mountain state. 11 are from different areas across the country and eight are from Harrison County. Howe told 5 News what he's looking for in a potential chief.
"Definitely has law enforcement background and is capable in leading the department in the right direction. Also that the new chief can function in a community our size," said Howe.
Howe wouldn't release if Interim Chief Hilliard applied for the position or not, but he told 5 News regardless who gets the position his goal is to build the relationship between community members and police officers.