Carter is choosing between five candidates, four of which are currently with the department.
The five candidates are:
- Dr. Jacqueline Bailey Davis, who is currently and inspector with the Philadelphia Police Department.
- St. Paul Police Unit Commander for Community Partnerships Pamela Barragan, who has been with the department since 1996.
- Senior Commander of the Eastern District Kurtis Hallstrom, who has been with the St. Paul Police Department since 1999.
- Commander Axel Henry, Commander in the narcotics, financial intelligence, and human trafficking division, who started with the SPPD in 1998.