PARIS – Town Manager Amy Bernard and interim police Chief Jerry Hinton told selectmen Monday night that three applications have been received for police chief.

“By the end of September you should have a new police chief,” Hinton told the board.

Bernard said she has advertised the position at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, Maine Municipal Job Bank and the Federal Bureau of Investigation website, among other places.

Resumes are due July 12.

After that, Hinton and two veteran Paris police officers will vet the candidates. A committee comprised of one selectmen, one Paris businessman and two law enforcement officers will narrow the list and conduct oral interviews. Hinton and Bernard will conduct second interviews on the finalists and Bernard will select the finalist in consultation with Hinton. The candidate will then be presented to the Board of Selectmen.

Hinton said he expects the second interviews to be conducted in early August and a selection made in early September. He called the timetable “aggressive.”

“I think it’s doable,” he said.

Hinton was hired in April as interim chief after Michael Daily resigned.

Earlier this month voters agreed to keep the Police Department instead of contracting services with the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office.

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