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Friday, February 28, 2014

What Characteristics Make Up Your Ideal Police Chief?

As always, you can feel free to comment below, however, the City would like your input at a Public Hearing set for Wednesday March 5th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the East Somerville Community School (50 Cross Street).

The Waters Consulting Group representative Chuck Rohr, hired by the City to assist in the police chief search, will solicit input from the public on the qualities and characteristics desired by the next chief, issues facing the city and what the public believes the city needs from the Police Department. Translators for Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole will be available at the hearing. A consultant with Waters Executive Recruitment, Rohr previously worked with the City on the last two police chief selection processes.

Community members unable to attend the public hearing can provide feedback through an online survey that will be posted to the City website next week, rating the importance of various police chief candidate attributes and answering four questions. Paper copies of the survey will also be available at the Somerville Police Department, City Hall Welcome Desk, all Somerville Public Schools, the Central Library and its East and West Branches. Completed surveys should be returned to the City of Somerville Personnel Department on the lower level of City Hall.

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