City of Pasadena Police Chief Recruitment Process Formally Announced

Published : Tuesday, September 4, 2018 | 8:00 AM

Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell has formally announced the recruitment process for the next Chief of Police.

The public is encouraged to attend meetings to provide input about the most important qualities that potential candidates should have.

The executive search firm of Teri Black & Company, LLC. will facilitate the executive search and public meetings.

“Public input is crucial to selecting the best individual to lead the Department. I encourage all community stakeholders to attend the upcoming forum(s) and share their thoughts on the characteristics and professional background they feel are most important when selecting a new Chief,” states Mermell.

Community forums will take place on the following dates:

Thursday, September 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Victory Park Recreation Center
2575 Paloma Street (Community Room 3)

Saturday, September 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Villa-Parke Community Center Auditorium
363 East Villa Street

Saturday, September 8 – 11:30 a.m.
Jackie Robinson Community Center Auditorium
1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue

Anyone who would like to offer input but cannot attend the meetings can do so online at<>

Applications for the position will be accepted in September with an anticipated timeframe for screenings and interviews taking place in October and November. The rigorous interview process will include a community panel in addition to law enforcement professionals and municipal agency administrators.

Based in Los Angeles, Teri Black & Company, LLC offers premier comprehensive executive search services to cities, counties and special districts throughout the Western United States. Ms. Black has nearly 20 years of experience in public sector executive recruitment and network-building, including exceptional depth in local law enforcement. Having provided services to Pasadena previously, Ms. Black has a very good understanding of our community and organizational culture.

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