Yakima Police Chief is a finalist for a police chief job in Topeka

Yakima Police Chief is a finalist for a police chief job in Topeka

Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi is waiting to see if he got the job as a police chief in Topeka, Kansas.

Rizzi applied for the job in early December and found out he was a finalist after coming back from a family vacation.

He joined the Yakima Police Department in 2012.

Rizzi has tried to build a relationship between residents and the police department.

“When I got here there were only one or two programs that they had. Now we’re doing over 30 different things to connect with the community and we’re trying new things every week,” said Rizzi.

Rizzi also mentioned if he got the job it would be good for his family, especially when it’s time for him to retire.