Current job: Retired

Law-enforcement experience: Police chief of the town of Duck (North Carolina) from 2003 to 2007

Education: Southern Wesleyan University

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Claim to fame: Awarded the Order of ?the Kentucky Colonel in 1991

Notable: Coaches middle-school football

- Richard L. Osborne Sr. -

Residence: Middlefield, Ohio

Current job: Director of administration in Tallmadge, Ohio

Number of employees supervised: 200

Law-enforcement experience: From 1971 to 1996, worked as a patrol officer, sergeant and criminal-investigations commander; served in the U.S. Army as a reservist

Education: Malone College (undergraduate)

Claim to fame: Negotiated a 25 percent reduction in city water rates

- David M. Singer -

Residence: Anaheim

Current job: Police chief of Whittier

Law-enforcement experience: Worked as police chief, deputy chief, detective and sergeant for the Signal Hill Police Department

Education: Cal State Long Beach (undergraduate and graduate)

Notable: Chaired LA IMPACT, a Los Angeles County narcotics task force

Claim to fame: Aggressively spearheaded anti-gang efforts in his city, alarming a segment of Latino citizens

Controversy: A female cop claimed numerous cases of sexual harassment at Singer’s Whittier department and won a $1.25 million judgment in 2005.

Quotable: “When you hear about [sexual harassment], you can usually point to one thing and say, ‘They really made a mistake here,’” Singer told a reporter. “But I didn’t see that here.”

* * Jack Anderson * *

Residence: Mission Viejo

Current job: Acting sheriff of Orange County

Law-enforcement experience: Rose through the ranks of the sheriff’s department beginning in 1986, served as a military policeman from 1979 to 1982

Education: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (undergraduate)

Claim to fame: Became acting sheriff when Carona, indicted by the FBI, quit in January

Notable: Immediately began instituting reforms and reprimanding unethical and lazy deputies

Nice touch: Could have moved into Carona’s old executive office but said its next occupant should be the person who wins the interim appointment

Quote: “It’s time for dignity, honor and respect to be restored to this office.”

- Michael Greg Dettinger -

Residence: Manti, Utah

Current job: High-school English and Spanish teacher, part-time video-production business owner

Law-enforcement experience: None

Education: Cal State San Bernardino (undergraduate), Brigham Young University (graduate)

Claim to fame: Sanpete County commissioner from 2001 to 2004.

Notable: Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers in 1994 and 1996

- Joseph Fucito -

Residence: Bronx, New York

Current job: Undersheriff of New York City

Law-enforcement experience: With the sheriff’s office since 1988, after a two-year clerkship at the FBI

Education: Queens College (New York)

Notable: Led a team that busted a million-dollar bootleg Nike and Yankees headgear operation in 2003

- Terry Hart -

Residence: Los Angeles

Current job: Retired

Law-enforcement experience: 28 years of law-enforcement work, most of it in patrol for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

Education: Unknown

Claim to fame: A black belt in Yoshinkan Aikido

Controversy: In 1991, Hart shot a suspect in Stanton four times, including twice in the back.

Notable: Owner of Tactical Training Institute

- Joseph P. Grebmeier -

Residence: King City

Current job: Chief of police for Greenfield Police Department

Number of employees supervised: 21

Law-enforcement experience: Began working as a deputy in 1977 and eventually spent 16 years as high-ranking officer in the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department

Education: San Jose State University (undergraduate); Cal State Polytechnic University at Pomona (graduate)

- Herman L. Kaskowitz -

Residence: Yorba Linda

Current job: Watch commander at LAPD

Law-enforcement experience: Served as command sergeant major in the Army, treasury agent, customs agent, IRS agent and Alcohol Beverage Control agent

Education: Cal State Los Angeles

Notable: Awarded 97 commendations during his 36 years at LAPD

- Jonathan W. Arnold -

Residence: Lake Forest

Current job: Vice president of sales for Mobile Specialty Vehicles Inc.

Law-enforcement experience: 30 years with the Huntington Beach Police Department

Education: Cal State Polytechnic University at Pomona (undergraduate), Cal State Long Beach (graduate)

Notable: Once named Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s “Pilot of the Year”

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