Community input is an integral component in the selection process for San Diego’s next Police Chief. During these community conversations, participants will provide their thoughts on key questions – top priorities for our next police chief and top characteristics/traits/experience needed in a chief. The forums will use a structured, facilitated format designed to engage all participants and capture all input. You can also take the online survey until Oct. 13.

Find the survey and additional information about the recruitment and selection process at

San Diego Charter section 57 provides that the Police Chief is appointed by the Mayor and the appointment is confirmed by a majority of the City Council. The community forums are being conducted solely by Mayoral staff, to assist the Mayor with his decision making in appointing the City’s next Police Chief. The community forums are not being conducted by the San Diego City Council or by any City of San Diego Board or Commission.

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