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City input sought on next police chief

City asks public: What characteristics do you want in the next police chief for Sacramento?

April 24, 2017

Citizens are being asked to weigh in on finding the best fit for the City’s next police chief. A survey is being circulated in seven languages to capture a wide range of feedback. View or take the survey. The survey will remain active until May 15.

“Our hope is to wildly encourage community participation and ensure transparency in the police chief recruitment process. We have already heard from community leaders that they want someone to help address homelessness and mental-health related issues,” said Assistant City Manager Arturo Sanchez. A similar survey was also sent to members of the police department.

The leader of the department is responsible for daily operations of the police department, with a budget of $132 million budget and more than 1,000 combined sworn officers and employees. The job description is posted on the job recruiter’s webpage.

In addition to the survey available in multiple languages, an email account has been established as a method of receiving additional input beyond the Internet survey.

Contact: Linda K. Tucker, Media & Communications Officer, 916-808-7523,