Police Chief Recruitment and Community Outreach

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The City is seeking a new Police Chief and we would like your input!



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The City is seeking a new Police Chief as a result of Redwood City's Police Chief J.R. Gamez recently announcing his retirement. The Redwood City Police Department has a strong reputation for outstanding community engagement, and the Police Chief position is a critical leadership role for our community.

The recruitment began mid-October with the selection of a recruitment firm, Teri Black & Company LLC., and a series of community outreach opportunities held in late October and early November. An online survey will be available in December for additional community feedback.

Community input will help to identify the attributes and experience needed in the next police chief and will inform the recruitment and selection process. It is anticipated that the City Manager will select the new Police Chief in early spring 2018. The Police Chief reports to the City Manager. 


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