The City of Durham is seeking a Chief of Police to lead a dynamic and diverse, CALEA-accredited Police Department.
The Police Chief must be a transformative and visionary leader with a focus on community engagement, racial equity, as well as increasing trust and partnerships.
The successful Police Chief candidate must be able to foster relationships with the community, elected officials, City administration, and the command staff, supervisors, officers, and civilian members of the department.
The Police Chief must also be supportive of alternative response models in community safety.
Please note that dates may change and/or steps may be added due to the complexity of the process and the impact of COVID-19.
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Community and stakeholder surveys and open forums
Completed; View forum recordings below
Finalize job posting and open for applications
Open recruitment and screening of leading candidates
Conduct first screening of applications/resumes
Conduct second screening of candidates and preliminary background review
Conduct selection exercises to evaluate finalists
Late August/early September
Conduct final evaluation and structured panel interviews