Greensboro will host a series of community input sessions as the city searches for a new police chief.
The three sessions that start Saturday begin a month after a similar series of virtual meetings were held to get a feel for what the community wants from the next head of the department.
They are scheduled for the following dates and locations:
· Saturday, September 24, 11 am to 12:30 pm – Greensboro Central Library, 219 N. Church St.
· Wednesday, September 28, 5-6:30 pm – Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr.
· Wednesday, September 28, 7-8:30 pm – Ruth Wicker Barber Park Event Center, 1502 Barber Park Dr.
The city is also launching an online survey to gauge public opinion on key issues facing the police department.
The results will be tabulated by a consulting firm working with the department to find a replacement for former Chief Brian James.
James, first hired by the department in 1996, retired earlier this year after serving as chief for just over two years. He is now chief of police at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.