Clearwater Police Chief To Take Over St. Pete

On Tuesday, St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman is scheduled to announce Clearwater Police Chief Tony Holloway as the department’s new head.

“Each finalist had their strengths, but ultimately none fit the criteria to successfully meet the needs of our department and our community,” Kriseman said. “This process brought me clarity and led me to realize what we needed most: someone familiar with us, but not of us.

“That someone is Chief Anthony Holloway.”

Interim Chief Dave DeKay, Incoming Chief Holloway and Council of Neighborhood Associations President Lisa Wheeler-Brown will join Kriseman tomorrow on the announcement.