Mayor David Condon is back from his trip across the country to check out the homes of Spokane's two police chief candidates.
This week, the mayor traveled to San Francisco and then Indianapolis.
While there he met with community members to discuss the leadership and policing methods of Daniel Mahoney and Frank Straub.
KXLY was the only station to visit with the mayor Saturday on what he found out about the two men.
Mayor Condon has said interim police chief Scott Stephens does not have what it takes to be the chief under his administration. So who does?
"I think either one of them would be phenomenal and there's just a few last things we need to weigh out before that determination is made," Condon said.
The decision comes down to Daniel Mahoney of San Francisco and Frank Straub of Indianapolis.
Condon said both communities rolled out the red carpet for him.
"We were quite deliberate in who we wanted to meet with, touching everything from you know budget concerns how they deal with their budgets, how are they using innovative approaches to police models and community oriented policing," Condon said.
The mayor didn't give specifics on what he found out about Mahoney or Straub and remained vague about which candidate he's favoring.
But he did hint at when Spokane might learn who will lead its police force.
"It's difficult, it really is - both bring two different aspects to the job and I have not made a final determination, I will this month," he said.