Mayor Palmer DePaulis has named a committee to interview applicants for Salt Lake City's next police chief.

DePaulis said he hopes to name a successor to retiring Chief E.L. Willoughby by early July.Applications will be accepted until May 27. Major Ed Johnson has been acting chief since Willoughby's health problems forced him to step down in January and then retire under long-term disability.

The chief's position offers a salary ranging from $48,600 to $73,800, according to Karen Suzuki-Hashimoto, city human resources manager.

Members of the selection committee are Louis H. Callister, an attorney; The Rev. France A. Davis, of the Calvary Baptist Church; Irene Fisher, director of the Bennion Community Service Center; Pat Fresden, personnel manager for Questar Corp.; Leon G. Harmon, retired past chairman of First Interstate Bank of Utah; Toby Jacquez, an administrative law judge at the Utah Department of Corrections; Don Mackey, former chairman, Grand Central Inc.; John T. Nielsen, Utah commissioner of Public Safety; and Earl P. Staten, president of the police department's Honorary Colonels.

The committee will make a recommendation to DePaulis. The mayor said he is looking for a chief who will emphasize community relations.