Police Chief Search

About The Search

With the departure of the City’s Police Chief in March 2017, the City Manager, over the past several months has worked behind the scenes to gather input from Residents, Council and Staff in an effort to select the next Police Chief. The City Manager is working with Springsted|Waters to conduct the search which is now underway.

Please see the Police Chief Recruitment Process link under Links & Notes to view the general process and timeline for completion of the search.

Current Project Status

September 29, 2017

Springsted|Waters begins the formal review of applications and will use the criteria provided by the City Manager and key stake holders to evaluate the candidates’ qualifications. Those applications selected for further review will be forwarded to the City Manager on or about October 16, 2017.

September 12, 2017

The position was posted with various professional law enforcement organizations, including minority and women organizations, several of which are listed below. Springsted|Waters is currently accepting applications.

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Publications:Police Chief Magazine
  • International Association of Women Police (IAWP)
  • National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE)
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
  • Maryland Chiefs of Police Association
  • Maryland Municipal League
  • Careers in Government

September 6, 2017

Several members of the Senior Leadership Team and one member of Council will be taking a Leadership and Management Style assessment. The results from the assessment will be used as the base line to help determine the key competencies, work values and leadership and management style for the position. Once identified, well qualified candidates will be given the assessment and their results will be compared to the baseline as established by the City.

The results from the resident and Police Department staff surveys have been submitted to the Consultant.

The analyses from the assessment and surveys will help the Consult to better identify well qualified candidates.

Project Lead & Contact Info

For Applicants:

Chuck Rohre
Phone: 214-466-2436

For General Inquiries:

Alexis Blackwell
Phone: 301-891-7201

Police Chief Search Details

Project Info & Timeline

Target Completion Date: December 2017
Takoma Park’s role in project: Lead
Departments Involved: City Administration

Budget & Funding Source

Project Budget: $24,500
Sources: General Fund

Links & Notes

Police Chief Recruitment Process

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