Finalists for Birmingham police chief are from Birmingham, Dallas and Los Angeles
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin will interview three candidates for Birmingham police chief this week.
- Malik Aziz is currently a division commander with the Dallas Police Department. He has more than 28 years law enforcement experience.
- Henry Irby III is currently a deputy chief with the Birmingham Police Department. He has more than 32 years law enforcement experience.
- Patrick D. Smith is currently a police commander with the Los Angeles Police Department. Has more than 27 years law enforcement experience.
This week’s interview process is part of a national search that began with collecting applications from Feb. 1 to March 9. More than 50 candidates – both locally and across the nation – applied for the position.
The finalists were selected from a pool of 11 applicants invited to take part in an assessment process on March 19. An assessment center was created for participants to handle a series of realistic leadership situations. Once those candidates completed the assessment process, a detailed review of their performance was conducted. Mayor Woodfin will interview each finalist between April 23 – 25.