Scotia has six candidates vying to be the next police chief.
A total of 15 resumes were submitted for the position being vacated by Thomas Rush, who is returning to the sergeant rank after failing the civil service test a second time.
Mayor Kris Kastberg said the resumes came from as far away as California, Texas and Florida, but village officials are more interested in hiring an in-state candidate.
A search committee narrowed the applicants to six. Kastberg hopes to have interviews set up for Thursday.
The ideal candidate would have both a successful policing background, as well as good administrative skills, including managing payroll and developing budgets, according to Kastberg.
Only one current village officer applied for the position — Daniel Thouin, who took and passed the promotional civil service exam.
The village is not going to rush through the process, according to Kastberg. If village officials do not find a suitable candidate, they will go back into the pile of resumes or reopen the search.