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City of Lockport interviews nine for police opening

LOCKPORT – The City of Lockport Police Board interviewed nine candidates Monday for a single opening as a patrolman, Common Council President Joseph C. Kibler said.

The position became available when Officer Thomas Gmerek retired in January after more than 22 years on the force, Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey said. There are two vacancies in the Police Department, but only one was budgeted to be filled this year, McCaffrey said.

Kibler said the large number of interviews resulted from several candidates having the same scores on the civil service exam. “We have to interview the top three scores, not the top three people,” said Kibler, a Police Board member.