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Ex-Southlake police chief a finalist for Cedar Hill post

Former Southlake Police Chief Wade Goolsby has been named a finalist for an assistant police chief job in the Dallas suburb Cedar Hill.

Goolsby was named a finalist on Monday along with Arlington police Lt. Rodney Thompson after being selected from a pool of 50 applicants, said Corky Brown, spokesman for Cedar Hill. The city is conducting background checks and is expected to make a conditional offer to one of the finalists by the end of June, Brown said.

"A group of several administrators will come together to make a final call on who is hired," Brown said. The new assistant chief, which is a newly created position for Cedar Hill, would start with the city in August, he said. Cedar Hill already has one assistant chief.

The news of Goolsby's candidacy for the Cedar Hill job comes on the heel of his resignation from the city of Southlake on last week.

Goolsby, 52, resigned with Southlake in a letter dated May 22. His last day as chief with Southlake was on Tuesday, however, he remains employed with the city as a consultant until the end of July.

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