Two police veterans each with more than 20 years' experience in metropolitan departments are now finalists for the position of Newport Beach police chief, city officials said Tuesday.
The candidates are retired Los Angeles Police Department Asst. Chief Michael Bostic and Long Beach Police Department South Division Cmdr. Jay Johnson, said the sources, who asked for anonymity.
City officials should announce their selection next week.
Both men have decades of experience in a variety of commands in large police departments.
Bostic was with the LAPD for 34 years and had 28 different assignments in that period. He temporarily served as LAPD chief in 2002 after Bernard Parks. He has a bachelor's in police science from Cal State Long Beach and a master's in public administration from USC.