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Columbus residents will have their voices heard in the hiring of the new police chief in the city.

The city had its first of six public forums for city residents direct input on the city’s hiring of a new police chief. It’s an effort spearheaded by an advisory committee appointed by Mayor Andrew Ginther

Wednesday’s meeting asked for peoples’ opinions on areas of focus and what needs to be a priority for the new chief. Also, when it comes to a mixed demographic, people shared thoughts about various communities and cultures and how that might play a role in the new hire.At the end of the meeting, people filled out a nine-question survey. Those answers will go back to the committee and help with the new hire. If you can’t be at a meeting you can still be involved.

People can find that same survey here.

The other public forums will be:

June 4 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Westgate Recreation CenterWednesday’s meeting asked for peoples’ opinions on areas of focus and what needs to be a priority for the new chief. Also, when it comes to a mixed demographic, people shared thoughts about various communities and cultures and how that might play a role in the new hire.

June 4 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Westgate Recreation Center

455 South Westgate Ave.

June 18 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Reeb Avenue Community Dinner and Engagement Forum

280 Reeb Ave.

June 19 – 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Marion Franklin High School

1265 Koebel Rd.

June 25 – 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Columbus Urban League

788 Mt. Vernon Ave.

June 27 – 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Community House

1500 East 17th Ave.

Columbus residents get voice in new police chief hiring  was originally published on mycolumbuspower.com

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