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City of Grand Rapids taps community for Chief of Police search
City of Grand Rapids taps community for Chief of Police search

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The first of three community meetings to help select a new Grand Rapids police chief is this Tuesday, Feb. 18.

“Community input is critical to finding the best police chief to lead our community. Residents, businesses, local law enforcement professionals, neighborhood and community leaders, and youth will all have an opportunity to share the qualities they believe the Grand Rapids’ new police chief should possess,” said City Manager Greg Sundstrom.

The community input meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Feb. 18, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Union High School, 1800 Tremont Blvd. NW
  • Feb. 19, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: City-High Middle School, 1720 Plainfield NE
  • Feb. 20, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Gerald R. Ford Middle School, 851 Madison SE 

The city has also posted an online survey for residents, addressing what people want in their next police chief.  The surveys are due March 7.

The City will post the candidate profile it compiles on March 17.  Applications will be due April 28.  The City plans to hold a forum for the community to meet the three finalists in July before selecting the new chief of police.