Stockton Police Department Deputy Chief Kathryn Nance is among the finalists to become the next chief of the Reno Police Department, according to a Reno newspaper.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that Nance and Sparks Police Chief Christopher Crawforth are the finalists to replace retiring Reno Police Chief Jason Soto.  A new chief will be chosen by the City Manager and approved by the city council in January. The job is expected to pay a salary between $208,492 to $260,624.

Nance was also a finalist earlier this year before Stanley McFadden was hired as Stockton’s chief. She has 26 years of law enforcement experience and is currently Stockton PD’s Deputy Chief of Operations, responsible for a $107 million budget. Prior to this role, she served as Stockton’s Deputy Chief of Logistics.

Nance is a member of Women Leaders in Law Enforcement, the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives and the American Leadership Forum. She also was president of the Stockton Police Officers Association and ran as a Republican to unseat U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney of California’s 9th Congressional district in 2016. She was eliminated in the primaries.

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