433 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
|Police Chief Search Officially Re-Opened||9/5/2012|
(Fayetteville, N.C.) – The search for Fayetteville’s next police chief is officially underway. The police chief job has been posted and will close Friday, Oct. 5.
The public will factor into the selection of the City’s next Police Chief. The City has hired Developmental Associates to assist in the selection process; they will be hearing from community members on Thursday, Sept. 6 as part of an organizational assessment that will guide the process.
Additionally, the general public is invited to meetings on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber, located at 433 Hay St., and on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Westover Recreation Center, located at 267 Bonanza Drive. In both meetings, City Manager Ted Voorhees will address submitted questions and attendees will have the opportunity to speak. Anyone wishing to speak may sign up in advance with City Public Information Officer Jennifer Lowe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at the venue before the meeting begins.
Questions about the police chief search may be submitted to the City’s Corporate Communications office by emailing email@example.com or calling (910) 433-1578.
The actual job posting, media release, information about the process, and timeline for the decision will be available on the City’s website at www.cityoffayetteville.org by clicking on the Police Chief Search button located at the top of the page.
In order to make the most informed choice possible for the position, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is continuing to help the City recruit the most highly qualified candidates. PERF is a national membership organization of progressive police executives from the largest city, county, and state law enforcement agencies who collectively serve more than half the country’s population. One of PERF’s functions is to conduct searches for communities seeking police chief executives.
PERF isn’t new to Fayetteville. The organization conducted the 2001 police chief search that resulted in the hiring of the late Tom McCarthy. PERF also completed a comprehensive management study for the City in 2010 that led to the development of a strategic community wellness plan. PERF will develop a pool of candidates to be evaluated by Developmental Associates through an assessment center process that is yet to be fully defined.
Police chief job applications are scheduled to be reviewed in October.