What qualities would you like to see in Asheville’s next Police Chief?
The City of Asheville is on the search for a new Police Chief. City Staff, along with Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) consultants, are committed to an inclusive and transparent hiring process.
This Open City Hall survey is one of many outreach efforts the City will utilize to gather community input on qualities, characteristics and traits that our residents believe are important for the next Chief of Police. Information shared on this platform, and others, will be considered in the development of recruitment materials and shared with City Manager Debra Campbell, who will ultimately make the hiring decision.
Asheville’s Police Chief oversees the daily operations for a department of nearly 300 people, including sworn officers and staff. The Police Chief works closely with the city manager on strategic planning and policies for the police department. The APD Chief will work closely in, and with, the community to address public safety needs and concerns.
Your input is a vital step in the recruitment of the next Police Chief for the Asheville Police Department. We value your time and input and appreciate your assistance in this process.