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Hmm, so whomever doesn't get the job will no doubt receive a sizeable payout, either directly or after a legal process. At the tax payer expense, as usual. Why couldn't this have waited until the end of the police chief's tenure or until either position naturally vacated? Alternatively, why hire Patrick Rice if this was on the cards (especially in light of the vast sums the police have spent since then). Crazy all the way through and expensive - when are we actually going to get serious about saving? Perhaps the members of the Home board would like to volunteer to cover any costs incurred personally - that might sharpen the minds a touch.