We now know the name of at least one of the five finalists for the Bend Police Chief position. Eureka, California Police Chief Garr Neilsen confirmed to the Contra Costa Times that he is a finalist for the position. Neilson has served Eureka as the top cop for four years and is one of five vying for the police chief position, now that current Chief Sandi Baxter plans to retire. Neilsen said he is attracted to the Bend job because it is closer to his family and it's a larger city and that Bend's Police force is known for its progressive philosophy. The City of Bend will conduct a two-day interviewing process on June 20 and 21st, where he will be interviewed by the city manager, a group of police representatives, a panel of community members and department heads.