May 10, 2018
DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced the launch of the application process for Denver’s next Police Chief and the appointment of 14 community leaders to a Police Chief Search Committee that will identify candidates.
“I place great value in diverse perspectives of our community members and want to ensure a wide breadth of opinions and expectations are incorporated into the selection process for the next Chief of Police,” Mayor Hancock said. “I am confident that the community leaders appointed to the search committee will provide thoughtful and valuable feedback to aid in the selection of an exceptional leader we will all be proud to call Chief.”
The newly appointed members of the Police Chief Search Committee are:
Current and retired members of the Denver Police Department who have held a rank of Lieutenant or higher for at least five years can apply for the Police Chief appointment at www.denvergov.org/jobs from May 10 – May 27.
The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) will review applicant submissions and advance a pool of qualified candidates to the Police Chief Search Committee. PERF is a non-profit with more than 30 years of expertise in recruiting and identifying well-qualified candidates for the appointment of Police Chief.
Before the Police Chief Search Committee reviews submissions from the pool of qualified candidates, the city will establish an email address and host four community meetings to obtain feedback on what the community expects of its next Police Chief. The input received will be considered by the committee as it works to identify six to 10 candidates to advance to Mayor Hancock for appointment consideration.