Bellevue police chief finalists named

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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 12:00 am

Two veterans of the Omaha Police Department and Bellevue’s current interim chief are the finalists to become permanent chief of the Bellevue Police Department.

Timothy Carmody, who currently serves as chief of police for the city of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and Mark Sundermeier, who is currently the director of operations for Clark International, a security and training company, are the Omaha police veterans who made the final cut.

They are joined by Mark Elbert, who has led the Bellevue department as interim chief since the resignation of former Chief John Stacey on June 1.

The names were released by Bellevue City Administrator Dan Berlowitz Friday afternoon after the Bellevue Civil Service Commission settled on the three men Thursday morning.

All three men are graduates of the FBI National Academy.

Carmody served 22 years with the Omaha Police Department, retiring in 2010 as a captain. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Sundermeier served 25 years with the Omaha police, attaining the rank of deputy chief before retiring in 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English.

Elbert has served with the Bellevue Police Department since 1996 and achieved the rank of captain before being named interim chief while the city sought candidates for the permanent position.

Elbert holds a master’s degree in leadership studies and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Berlowitz will select the new police chief from the finalists.

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