is a finalist for chief's job in Kissimmee
Interim Windermere police Chief Lee Massie has turned down the town's offer to take the job permanently and is pursuing the job of Kissimmee police chief.
Massie, who has led the Windermere police department since April, would not elaborate on his interest in the Kissimmee job, saying it was "still in the process.
The Town Council
had selected Massie
for the job after a search that attracted more than 140 applicants.
Massie, an Orange County Sheriff's Office captain on loan to Windermere, is a 28-year veteran of law enforcement.