Mayor Grover Robinson announced Monday morning that one of the final three candidates for police chief has been now been selected as the next Chief of Police for the Pensacola Police Department. He will be sworn in on June 14th.
Eric Randall comes to Pensacola by way of Virginia, where he served as Assistant Chief with the Newport News Police Department. Randall began his career at that same agency in 1998 as an auxiliary officer, and later became a full-time officer just two years later. Seventeen years after he took on policing as a full-time career, he was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police in the same agency, where he also served as Investigations Bureau Commander.
Randall’s selection comes after careful consideration and numerous opportunities for public comments, discourse, and feedback. An open forum with the top three finalists took place last week, and all three candidates were also interviewed openly on the city’s website.