BRIDGEPORT - The search for the next police chief in Bridgeport is nearing an end.

Mayor Bill Finch says he hopes to make a decision before the end of the month.

Finch says the search has been narrowed down to three candidates: Joel Fitzgerald from Texas, Rick Gregory from Delaware and acting chief Joe Gaudett.

Finch says he needs to conduct a final interview with one of the candidates before making the decision.