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New Police and Fire Chiefs For Cedar Park

Nathan Bernier, KUT News

The City of Cedar Park is hosting a meet-and-greet tonight with the two finalists for Chief of Police.

Austin Police Assistant Chief Sean Mannix and Irving Police Assistant Chief Jeff Spivey are the top two out of 76 initial applicants.

According to the Hill Country News, current chief Henry Fluck gave notice in February that he would be leaving the department at the end of the year. He has served as chief since 1999.

The meet-and-greet is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Building 3 of the Cedar Park City Hall Campus.

Meanwhile, the Cedar Park City Council is scheduled to consider the approval of the city’s new Fire Chief. James Mallinger has been appointed to the position. Mallinger has served as the city's Assistant Fire Chief since 1999.

Laura first joined the KUT team in April 2012. She now works for the statewide program Texas Standard as a reporter and producer. Laura came to KUT from the world of television news. She has worn many different hats as an anchor, reporter and producer at TV stations in Austin, Amarillo and Toledo, OH. Laura is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, a triathlete and enjoys travel, film and a good beer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.
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