KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Police of Commissioners selected a search firm Wednesday to find candidates for the city's new chief of police.
The five-member board voted 4-1 to select Public Sector Search & Consultants.
KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas was the lone no vote.
The firm was the only one to answer the department's request for proposal.
A contract between the firm and KCPD must be worked out.
At this point, there is no timetable to select a new person to run the department of just under 1,200 officers.
The board appointed police department veteran Joe Mabin as interim chief.
Mabin is not a candidate to be the permanent chief.
The former chief, Rick Smith, retired on April 22 after five years on the job.