Mayor encourages locals to help search for new Chief of Police at community workshop

Councilmember Bruce Harrell encourages locals to participate in Mayor Murray’s police chief search process by attending the Ballard neighborhood workshop on Wednesday, February 5. The workshop will be held in the auditorium at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St) from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This workshop is one of seven that is being hosted by the Mayor’s Community Advisory Committee to inquire about the characteristics that the community is looking for in a Chief of Police. If you can’t attend the workshop, feedback is also welcome to be submitted online.

“I encourage neighbors to attend these workshops so we get the most comprehensive feedback possible as we decide the best person to command our police department,” said Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee.

Seattle City Councilmembers will review the input collected by the search committee both from the workshops and content submitted online.  The Council’s formal role in the police chief review process will take place later when the Mayor appoints a candidate and sends to Council for final confirmation.

Once the selection is made, locals can visit for information about how the Council will make its final decision.

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