City Manager Darron Leiker says he's currently going through the 43 applications he received for the position.
Leiker says he wants to narrow down the search process to about 10 applicants in the next week or two.
From there, he says he'll reduce the pool to six applicants who will be interviewed.
After 31 years with the department, Chief Earl Foster retired earlier this month.
Chief Jon Reese is now serving as interim chief.
Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.