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Police Chief Selection Timeline

The Montgomery County Office of Human Resources has been tasked with developing a recruitment strategy to ensure community input. Highlighted below are the activities and general timeframe:

  • OHR Began a National Recruitment Campaign 
    • Began national recruitment campaign.
    • Posted job announcement with: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); Police Executive Research Forum (PERF); Major cities chiefs (MCC); and National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers.
  • Online Survey from Community
    • Posted an online survey to community stakeholders and CE Transition Team to gather feedback from the community.
    • Published an online survey to Police Management.
    • Engaged K&A, an executive search firm, to expand recruitment strategy.
  • Interview Panel
    • Identified interview panel including community members, legislative and executive branch executives.
    • Identified community stakeholders for Meet & Greet session with top candidates.
  • Community Feedback
    • Organized a Community Policing Forum for residents to share experiences, concerns, and priorities.
    • Reopened online survey to collect additional responses from underrepresented communities.
  • Community Forum & Interviews
    • Hosted a Community Policing Forum on June 6, 2019.
    • Screened applicants and developed a final list of qualified candidates.
    • Summarized additional survey results and finalized interview questions.
    • Conducted first round of interviews with interview panel and selected top finalists.
  • Complete Reference Checks
    • Conduct second round of interviews for top finalists with County Executive and Chief Administrative Officer.
    • Organize a Meet & Greet sessions with community members, select group of department heads, and Fraternal Order of Police and Police management.
    • Select the top candidate.
    • Complete reference checks and background investigation.
    • Recommend appointment of final candidate by County Executive and confirm by Council.
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