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Police Chief Selection Process

Posted on March 29, 2021


At its March 17th meeting, the Council decided to conduct an internal recruitment process for Police Chief. The process entails interviewing the interim Police Chief Rico Tabaranza. As part of the interview process, the Council requested staff to form a community panel with seven (7) members: one volunteer board member, one Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee (RESJ) member, one Police Practices and Public Safety Alternatives (PPPSA) subcommittee member, one chamber representative, one business representative, and two (2) at-large members. Applications for the two at-large members are available now and due April 13th. The Council also requested staff conduct a community survey to: a) ask for comments regarding qualities in a police chief, b) allow for the submittal of questions for the interim Police Chief, and c) allow for comments regarding rethinking and reimagining PD services for the PPPSA to discuss and consider.
The application to serve as an At-Large Member on the Community Interview Panel for the Fairfax Chief of Police closed on April 13th.
To take the survey Click Here.
The survey will be open until April 26, 2021.
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