City to host public meeting on police chief search

City of Asheville Police Officer Shield

The City of Asheville will hold an informational meeting to discuss how public input informed the profile used to search for Asheville’s next police chief. The informational session will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 13 at the Stephens Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave.

Working in partnership with Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) consultants, City staff went into the community to gather input about the qualities and characteristics Asheville’s residents desired in the next police chief. The profile can be found here. The input collected by PERF and City staff is available online.

City staff will be onsite to provide an update on the progress towards hiring Asheville next police chief.