Police Chief Search

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The consultants have built a Police Chief profile based off of the input collected. The job opening is now posted here.

Two community meetings were held to get input from the community on what qualities, attributes and skills they would like to see in the next police chief of Asheville.

In addition to the ONLINE SURVEY , City staff reached out to the community with physical hard copies at meetings, community centers, and one school.  Staff went out on the streets of Asheville, surveys in had, to actively solicit community input.



Online Survey Results
At Large Community Responses (Surveys collected throughout the community)
Pisgah View Street Team Engagement
Eagle/Market Street Meeting Engagement
Asheville High School Engagement
Charlotte Street Meeting Engagement
Shiloh Community Engagement
Asheville Mall Engagement
Green Opportunities Engagement
Consultant Summary (From comments made during community meetings and City staff)





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Input was gathered via ONLINE SURVEY  from February 1 to March 1. 


Timeline (updated 03/06/19)

 Milestone Date

Search firm selected - 

Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)


Community meetings, gather input


  • February 5, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center
    (21 non-staff participants, 3 networks WYFF, WLOS and FOX Carolina)

  • February 6, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    Stephens Lee Recreation Center
    (48 non-staff participants)
Community Input extended** February
Job opening posted March-April
City Manager announces selection Late spring


Supporting Documents

Police Chief Profile
About PERF

Contact Information

Jamie Joyner, Interim Director of Human Resources