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    Councilmember Harrell encourages participation in Police Chief search workshops

    City of Seattle FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/27/2014

    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

    [View in Council Newsroom]