OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa City Council will hold two meetings this week to determine who will be Ottumwa's next police chief.
A "meet and greet" will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bridge View Center for the public to meet the three finalists for police chief: Tom McAndrew of Ottumwa; Jeff Jirak of Wilton; and Lawrence McNaul of Grinnell.
Each candidate will give a five-minute introduction.
Then at 1 p.m. Friday, the council will meet in closed session in Room 108 at City Hall to interview each candidate. After returning to open session, the council will take action to appoint its preferred candidate.