NBC5 Sources: MPD Chief search down to Doney, Sparacino

MPD NEW CHIEF PICMedford, Ore. — Multiple sources, both inside the Medford Police Department and in other city departments, say the MPD Chief search is down to two candidates. And they’re both familiar faces.

Tim Doney was a Medford Deputy Chief before he became Springfield Police Chief in late 2013. He spent 25 years with MPD and was involved in SWAT, drug and gang enforcement and undercover narcotics, among other operations. He’s also a graduate of Eagle Point High School.

Though largely unknown to much of the public until he was named Interim Chief in December, Randy Sparacino is in his 22nd year with MPD. Much of his work has been on administrative side, but like Doney, he’s worn many hats, working in patrol, financial investigations and internal affairs.

The Medford City Council is expected to vote on City Manager Pro Tem Bill Hoke’s recommendation Thursday at 7 pm.

Stay tuned to NBC5 News for updates on this still developing story.

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