That’s the question raised by Deirdre Fernandes’ story in the Globe yesterday.

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.

The names of the folks on the search committee can be found here.

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