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City Seeks Community Input on Police Chief Recruitment

Post Date:04/12/2017 5:57 PM

WEST COVINA, April 12, 2017 – The City of West Covina will hold a Community Outreach Meeting to solicit input from residents and community partners concerning the next West Covina Police Chief.  City residents and the business community are invited and encouraged to attend.  The Community Outreach Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30pm at the Cameron Community Center located at 1305 E. Cameron Avenue, West Covina.  The Community Outreach Meeting will be led by Mr. Regan Williams, Senior Vice President from Bob Murray & Associates, the firm conducting the search for the next Police Chief.  During the Community Outreach Meeting, the following will be discussed:

  1. The candidate search and recruitment process
  2. Professional characteristics desired in the next Police Chief
  3. Priority public safety issues

Mr. Williams will use the information gathered during the public input session to develop an ideal candidate profile.

Unable to attend in person?  Complete the online survey at www.westcovina.org/PoliceChiefSurvey by no later than Thursday, May 4, 2017.

West Covina Police Chief Dave Faulkner announced his retirement last month effective June 30, 2017.  Chief Faulkner was appointed West Covina Police Chief in 2014.  He has served more than 30 years in law enforcement.  When he came on board in West Covina, the West Covina Police Department had 92 sworn officers.  Three years later, the City increased the number of sworn officers to 102 and is currently looking at hiring an additional two officers through a bike patrol grant. 

Candidates interested in applying for the position of West Covina Police Chief may contact Mr. Regan Williams at (916) 784 – 9080.  For more information about the West Covina Police Department, visit www.wcpd.org.  For more information about the City of West Covina, visit www.westcovina.org.  For more information about the Community Outreach Meeting contact, Tom Bokosky, Human Resources Director at (626) 939-8711.

 

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