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San Francisco police captain finalist for Spokane chief

SPOKANE, Wash. - Daniel Mahoney currently oversees a force that provides police services to more than 100,000 residents in the Ingleside district of San Francisco. Come August, he may take on a new role as Spokane's next police chief.

Spokane Mayor David Condon announced Wednesday morning that Mahoney was one of four candidates being considered to serve as the next chief of police, replacing Anne Kirkpatrick, who resigned from the position in January.

Mahoney is currently the captain in charge of the Ingleside Police Station, one of 10 stations that make up the San Francisco Police Department. His 30-year background on the force includes work in patrol, investigations, administration and risk management. Prior to being promoted to captain, Mahoney was a lieutenant serving in Internal Affairs.

Several media organizations in San Francisco, including KGO-TV, reported earlier this year that Mahoney had been under consideration by Mayor Ed Lee to be the next police chief for San Francisco. Lee eventually named San Francisco Police Captain Greg Suhr as police chief.

Mahoney holds a masters degree in management and completed the Senior Management Institute for Police taught by instructors from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.