You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

West

Should Newton’s new police chief be an insider or outsider?

As Newton tries to find a new police chief after a series of embarrassing scandals in the department, some city officials are urging the search committee to look seriously at external candidates who can help restore the agency.

But it’s unclear whether that will be an option, since the application process closed Friday and Mayor Setti Warren said he wants to initially limit the search to members of the Newton Police Department.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week