Recruiting A New Police Chief--San Diego Launches Survey to Gather Public Feedback

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Indian Voices Newspaper
January 29, 2024

Photo: San Diego Police in the San Diego Pride Parade, 2022, by RLO919, Wikimedia Commons

San Diegans can provide input through online survey and community forums


SAN DIEGO – As the City of San Diego launches its nationwide search for a new Chief of Police, community members are invited to take an online survey to share their opinions about the qualities and characteristics they wish to see in the City’s next law enforcement leader.

“Choosing who will lead the police department will directly impact the public safety of all San Diegans,” said Mayor Todd Gloria. “For this reason, City Councilmembers and I hope all community members will express their needs and desires so that we can best select the appropriate candidate for this sensitive and important role.”  

The process to hire a new Chief of Police, outlined in Council Policy 300-08, calls for the Mayor to appoint a candidate to be confirmed by San Diego City Council. For more information on the recruitment process and upcoming community meetings, please visit the City’s Police Chief Recruitment webpage.