The Mayor’s Police Chief Search Committee is hosting two more public meetings to help inform their recommendations for Seattle’s next Police Chief. The first session was poorly attended.
The search committee, appointed by Mayor McGinn to recommend finalists for the job of Seattle´s next Chief of Police, would very much like to hear from the community served by the Seattle Police Department. There are a number of ways that you can have your opinions heard and those methods of communication are described below. We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at one of our upcoming public meetings.
* Wednesday, February 17, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Franklin High School Auditorium, 3013 Mount Baker Ave S
* Friday, February 26, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
New Holly Gathering Center, 7054 32nd Ave S
The Search Committee is seeking public comments on these questions:
- What qualities are you looking for in a new Police Chief?
- What is the most important public safety issue in Seattle?
- What does the Seattle Police Department do well?
- What changes would you like to see?
The public is also invited to offer comment at the Police Chief Search forum at http://www.ideasforseattle.org/ or by calling the City at 206-684-CITY (206-684-2489).
Language interpreters will be available for the February 26 meeting for the following languages: Tagalog, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Laotian, Amharic, Oromiffa, Khmer (Cambodian), Somali, and Tigrinya. Please call 684-0464 to request interpretation services for Feb. 17th or to request additional language services on the 26th.
Please contact the Mayor’s Office at 206.684.4000 if you need sign-language interpreters at either meeting.
Additional info, contact: Doug Carey, Doug.Carey@seattle.gov