Video Exclusive: Police Chief Candidates Share Policing Philosophies

Los Alamos Police Chief candidates at a public reception in Council Chambers Thursday answer the question, "What is your policing philosophy?" Candidates answered in this order: Dino Sgambellone, Philip Smith, Donnie Perry, Roy Melnick and Bill Press. Video by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

The five candidates vying for the Los Alamos chief of police vacancy from left, Bill Press, Philip Smith, Roy Melnick, Donnie Perry and Dino Sgambellone in Council Chambers during Thursday's public reception. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Roy Melnick, left, talks to citizens. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Philip A. Smith, center, talks to citizens. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Donnie I. Perry, left, talks with a citizen. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Dino P. Sgambellone, center right, stands next to his wife while talking to citizens. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Bill D. Press, left, talks to citizens. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

County Administrator Harry Burgess, left, at Thursday's event with police chief candidates and citizens. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Bill D. Press at the podium. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Roy E. Melnick at the podium. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Donnie I. Perry at the podium. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Philip A. Smith at the podium. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Dino P. Sgambellone at the podium. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

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