The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the City of Madison (PFC) has selected four
(4) finalists who will advance in the hiring process for the position of Police Chief for the
City of Madison. The PFC is pleased to announce the final candidates, together with a short
biography and photograph from each candidate.
The PFC will be holding a Special Meeting on December 9, 2020, at 5:30 P.M., to discuss
and deliberate on the final candidates. In addition, a regular meeting of the PFC is scheduled
for December 14, 2020, at 5:30 P.M., at which the PFC may continue its discussion and
deliberation, if necessary.
The PFC is grateful for all of the community input that it has received during this process.
The community input has contributed greatly to this process.
The PFC has named the following final candidates.
Shon F. Barnes
Director of training and professional development for the Civilian Office of Police Accountability in Chicago. Prior to that he was deputy chief of police for the Salisbury, North Carolina, Police Department from 2017-20. He began his career in 2000 with the Greensboro, North Carolina, Police Department, where he rose to captain.
Ramon S. Batista Jr.
Police chief, Mesa, Arizona. He began his career with the Tucson, Arizona, Police Department in 1986, working in patrol, the traffic division, police academy, public information and investigations and rising to patrol captain, SWAT/hostage commander, chief of staff, investigations bureau chief and chief of the patrol bureau.
Christopher A. Davis
Deputy chief for the Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau. He was appointed to Portland police in 1998 and previously worked as a police officer for the Arizona State University Police Department.
Larry R. Scirotto
Retired assistant chief for the Pittsburgh police. He spent 23 years with the Pittsburgh department, including in a leadership role as the commander of the Zone 3, the city’s most known entertainment district, and leading the Bureau’s Major Crimes Division and Professional Standards Branch.
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