New Seattle police chief search starts with local input

Public meetings to be held around Seattle, one in Ballard

Information provided by the City of Seattle.

The City of Seattle is conducting a national search to find an experienced, well-respected, and accountable executive for the Seattle Police Department (SPD). Community engagement is essential to selecting a leader who can manage police reforms and build officer morale. During January and through mid-February 2014, the City of Seattle Mayor’s Office will encourage the people of Seattle to join in a conversation about the qualities they would like to see in Seattle’s new Police Chief.

The Mayor’s Office invites the community to comment on desired qualities for the new Police Chief. There are several ways to participate:

· Visit the City of Seattle website to learn more at
· Sign up for our email listserv on our website
· Discuss your views online at our online town hall
·Attend a community workshop:

Tuesday, 1/28 6-8 p.m. University Heights Center
Wednesday, 1/29 6-8 p.m. Garfield Community Center
Thursday, 1/30 6:30-8:30 p.m. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, 2/1 12-2 p.m. Van Asselt Community Center

Tuesday, 2/4 6-8 p.m. Pinehurst K-8
Wednesday, 2/5 6-8 p.m. Nordic Heritage Museum
Thursday, 2/6 6-8 p.m. City Hall - Bertha Knight Landes Room

Can’t make a workshop? Go online to and give us your feedback online – it will take only 5 minutes, and our online site translates into 60 different languages.

We encourage our readers to comment. No registration is required. We ask that you keep your comments free of profanity and keep them civil. They are moderated and objectionable comments will be removed.