The Mayor’s office today launched a new website to gather public input on what qualities the Mayor should be looking for in a new Police Chief for the Seattle Police Department. Input from community members and police officers is critical to helping us find a Police Chief that is the best fit for Seattle residents and the Seattle Police Department.
The site asks four questions, three of them open-ended, including:
- What are the top three qualities we should look for in a Police Chief?
- What is important to you or your community in finding a new Police Chief?
- What skills, qualifications, or issues do you want to make sure the search committee considers?
- What would you like the new Police Chief to focus on?
Public input will be collected from the site — spdchiefsearch.com — and from our dedicated email address — email@example.com — through February 6, 2014. The Mayor’s Police Chief Search Committee and Community Advisory Committee will then consider the public’s input and make final recommendations to the Mayor.
In addition to our digital outreach process, we’re also reaching out through community workshops we are holding in multiple Seattle neighborhoods starting January 28 – February 6, 2014. We hope you can join us to learn more about our process and to give us your input!