MOUNT VERNON — Soon-to-be Mount Vernon Police Chief Robert ‘Kit’ Morgan was the only candidate to score above 90 on the exam for the chief’s position.
Morgan scored 91.27, total, on the two-part exam, which included a written test and oral exam before a panel of retired police chiefs.
The second highest score was three points behind, with Detective Sgt. Beth Marti at 88.12 points; Sgt. Andrew Burns third, with 85.19 points; Capt. Scott McKnight fourth, with 83.8 points; and Sgt. Travis Tharp, fifth, with 83.47 points.
All candidates received 10 seniority points added to their score, having served with the department for 15 years or more.
The test scores were released in a public records request by the News.
There is a 10-day period in which any of the candidates can challenge the scores. Barring any challenges, Morgan will be sworn in Dec. 23.
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