What Does the Police Chief Search Committee Want to See In a New Chief?

I’m so glad you asked.

From the ST:

At least 10 years of command-level experience in a large urban police agency;

• The ability to work with all segments of the community and elected leaders;

• A willingness to reach out to minority communities;

• An understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusiveness in and outside the department;

• Strong management and leadership skills;

• Experience working with labor organizations;

• And, in a nod to the Seattle way of doing things, the ability to deal with “ambiguity and process.”