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NYPD's McCarthy Finalist for New Job

September 6, 2003

Garry McCarthy, deputy commissioner of operations for the New York Police Department, is one of three finalists for the position of superintendent of police in Chicago.

A statement by NYPD spokesman Michael O'Looney issued after McCarthy's name and those of the other finalists was announced in Chicago on Friday said, "Commissioner McCarthy is a highly respected member of the New York City Police Department and has been instrumental in the crime reduction strategies that have made New York the safest big city in America."

The two other candidates are both Chicago officers. One is Philip Cline, who has been acting superintendent since Aug. 15, when the superintendent, Terry Hillard, retired. Before that, Cline was first deputy.

The other candidate is Joseph DeLopez, chief of police in the village of Winnetka, north of Chicago. DeLopez was with the Chicago police department for 31 years, retiring with the rank of deputy superintendent.

McCarthy was said to be returning from Chicago and could not be reached for comment Friday.

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