Assistant Chief Todd Vande Zande, the man tapped to lead the on an interim basis, declined to speak to Canton-Sixes Patch on Thursday. He said he wanted time to review a report that resulted in the resignation of his former boss.
"The news that was only revealed to me within the last 12 hours," he wrote in a late afternoon email to Patch.
Things happened so fast on Thursday that City Manager Scott Wood said he didn't have a chance to discuss Vande Zande's salary. As chief, Lance made $80,608 a year.
So who is the man tasked with running an agency that has come under intense scrutiny in the last month for its ?
Here's a quick snapshot:
- High school: , 1985.
- College: , 1999. Graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science.
- Graduate school: , 2002. Received a master's degree in public administration.
- Other training: Completed the 109th Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute, 2002.
- Police experience
- , 1986-1989.
- , 1989-2003.
- , since 2006.
- Other relevant experience
- Worked full-time for attorney's office while attending John Marshall Law School part-time, 2004-2006.
- Adjunct professor, , since 2010.