Sunnyside plans to hire new interim police chief

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. - Sunnyside's city manager knows who he wants to be the next police chief there. Only this is another temporary move.

He plans to hire Larry Dickerson from Olympia as an interim chief. Dickerson was once the police chief in Lacey. Dickerson has been an interim chief in seven cities, including Union Gap.

Sunnyside City Manager Don Day said he's making the job temporary because there was no consensus on the best candidate.

Dickerson would be on the job temporarily for six months at most and paid $60,000. That's pending City Council approval next Monday.