Frisco police chief named finalist for Kalispell, Montana, police chief

Frisco Police Chief John Bruce was named a finalist for the police chief position in Kalispell, Montana.

Frisco Police Chief John Bruce was named a finalist for the police chief position in Kalispell, Montana.

Frisco Police Chief John Bruce has been named a finalist for the police chief position in Kalispell, Montana.

According to a news release by the city of Kalispell, Bruce was one of 58 applicants for the position. The other finalist for the job is Kalispell Police Capt. Doug Overman.

The city will hold an open house at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 as an opportunity for the Kalispell community to meet the finalists.

“We are excited to have these two candidates participating in the final interview stage in January, and are encouraged by their respective experience, competencies, and abilities,” stated Doug Russell, Kalispell City Manager, in the press release. “As this is an important position for the Kalispell community, we look forward to filling it with an individual committed to the department’s long-term success.”

Bruce has been with the Frisco Police Department since 1996. Two years later he was promoted to captain, and in 2003 he was promoted to assistant chief.

Bruce was named interim chief in October 2012 and chief in February 2013.

Bruce began his law-enforcement career with the city of Allen in 1986, giving him about 30 years of experience in law enforcement.

Bruce has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas.
By Nicole Luna
Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.


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