2 West Michigan police chiefs finalists for FL job

David Rahinsky (left) and Jeff Hadley (right) are finalists for a police chief position in Florida.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Two West Michigan police chiefs have been selected as one of 10 finalists for the same position in Florida.

Grand Rapids Police Department Chief David Rahinsky and Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Jeffrey Hadley will be interviewed for the job of Punta Gorda police chief next month. The city has a population of more than 17,000 people.

Hadley has held his position since 2008, and Rahinsky has been with GRPD since 2014.

According to Fort Myers NBC affiliate WBBH, the Punta Gorda police chief job opened when their former police chief was fired following an internal investigation.

Neither chief commented on their decision Saturday night.

This is a developing story, more information will be provided as it becomes available.

**Correction: A previous version of this article stated Punta Gorda’s population was more than 19,000. That was incorrect. According to the city, the population is 17,566.