Savannah-Chatham County interim Police Chief Julie Tolbert told county commissioners Friday she does not want to lead the department permanently.
Responding to questioning posed by Commissioner Yusuf Shabazz, who asked whether she wants the job of police chief without the interim title, Tolbert said: “That is not my desire, no sir. The interim for now is more than enough.”
It was the first time Tolbert, who two weeks ago replaced former Chief Willie Lovett who retired amid allegations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination, has publicly stated she does not intend to seek the position on a permanent basis.
Savannah City Manager Stephanie Cutter has said hiring a new police chief is expected by next October.