Community asked to help build profile for Asheville’s next police chief


ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – City of Asheville officials is wanting the community’s input when it comes to selecting the city’s next police chief.

According to a news release, community input will be sought through multiple outreach efforts and will be considered by City Manager Debra Campbell.

The input will be used to come up with a profile for the police chief position.

Two meetings have been scheduled, and an online survey will also be available for the public to provide their comments.

The meetings scheduled will be held:

  • Feb. 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center, located at 285 Livingston St.
  • Feb. 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Avenue

According to the release, child care, as well as Spanish interpretive services will be provided at the meetings. Both locations are also on ART bus routes.

The online survey will be made available on Open City Hall Asheville. The survey will include the same questions that will be asked at the public meetings.

“Communication outreach will extend to organizations and groups in underserved communities, such as the Asheville Housing Authority. People can also provide input at our Southside Neighborhood Hours, held at the Grant Center from 3 to 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month.”

Information related to the city’s police chief search can be found here.

City officials said they hope to have a new police chief hired in the spring.

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