Prior to the vote, City Manager Eddie Brown recapped the hiring process and how the Texas Police Chief Association was utilized in the process. A regional committee of law enforcement leaders was formed for the local panel, which included Abilene Police Department chief Stan Standridge who was
The applicant list was whittled down to five candidates who were interviewed, in which Frieda was noted by Brown as the "best candidate."
The purpose of the meeting was to ratify Brown's selection, which complies with Section 143.013 of the Texas Fire and Police Department Civil Service Law.
The appointment was then unanimously approved by the city commission.
Following the meeting's adjournment, a brief meet and greet between Frieda and local police officers and civic leaders was held at City Hall.
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