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City of Seattle
Seattle City Council
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Councilmember Harrell encourages participation in Police Chief search workshops
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
1/27/2014  2:45:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Vinh Tang, Councilmember Harrell's Office, 206-684-8804
Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061


Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell

Councilmember Harrell encourages participation in Police Chief search workshops

Seattle - Councilmember Bruce Harrell today encouraged the public to participate in Mayor Murray's police chief search process by attending one of the 7 neighborhood workshops, which begin tomorrow.  The Mayor's Community Advisory Committee will engage with Seattleites at the workshops, inquiring about the characteristics the community is looking for in a Chief of Police. If residents can't attend one of the 7 workshops, feedback is also welcome to be submitted online.

"I encourage neighbors to attend these workshops so we get the most comprehensive feedback possible as we decide the best person to command our police department," said Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee. "I thank Mayor Murray for undertaking such a comprehensive and community-focused Police Chief search process."

Seattle City Councilmembers will review the input collected by the search committee both from the workshops and content submitted online.  The Council's formal role in the police chief review process will occur later when the Mayor appoints a candidate and sends to Council for final confirmation.  Once the selection is made, visit www.seattle.gov/council for information about how the Council will make its final decision.

Workshop dates and locations:
University District
Tuesday, January 28, 6-8 p.m.
University Heights Center, Room 209
5031 University Way NE

Central District
Wednesday, January 29, 6-8 p.m.
Garfield Community Center, Multi-purpose Room
2323 E Cherry St

Southwest Seattle
Thursday, January 30, 6-8 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Movement Studio
4408 Delridge Way SW

Rainier Valley
Saturday, February 1, 12-2 p.m.
Van Asselt Community Center, Multi-purpose Room
2920 S Myrtle St

Lake City
Tuesday, February 4, 6-8 p.m.
Pinehurst K-8 School, Lunchroom
11530 12th Ave NE

Ballard
Wednesday, February 5, 6-8 p.m.
Nordic Heritage Museum, Auditorium
3014 NW 67th St

Downtown
Thursday, February 6, 6-8 p.m.
Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Reception Room
600 Fourth Avenue

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