Greensboro Seeks Public's Input On Police Chief Selection

Greensboro Seeks Public's Input On Police Chief Selection

1:11pm Sep 23, 2019
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The City of Greensboro is hosting a series of community meetings at local libraries over the next two weeks to get feedback on the selection of the next police chief.  

The meetings are in addition to an online survey that asks questions like, “What important competencies are needed by the next Chief?” and “what are the department's biggest challenges?”

The majority of the meetings are scheduled during business hours, but that will change. According to Assistant City Manager Trey Davis, there will be more evening meetings next week — though the details are still being worked out. He says the public’s input is crucial while building a profile to recruit the next police chief. He also says it’s important to build community trust.

City councilwoman Goldie Wells will also hold a town hall meeting in the 2nd district, which she represents. She says it's particularly important for the African-American community to express their concerns.

Police Chief Wayne Scott announced his retirement in August. He will remain at the helm through January of next year.

Currently scheduled meetings

  • Monday, September 23, noon, at Vance H. Chavis Branch Library, 900 S. Benbow Rd.
  • Monday, September 23, 5:30 pm, Central Library, 219 N. Church St.
  • Tuesday, September 24, noon, Glenwood Branch Library, 1901 W. Florida St.
  • Monday, September 30, noon, Hemphill Branch Library, 2301 W. Vandalia Rd.
  • Tuesday, October 1, noon, Benjamin Branch Library, 1530 Benjamin Pkwy.
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