The firm hired by the city of Aurora to conduct a national
search for the city’s next police chief is launching a community survey
today and will host a public forum Tuesday, June 14 to seek the community’s
input. Residents, businesses and community partners are encouraged to help
the city define the qualities, experience and values it will seek in the
Public Sector Search & Consulting, Inc. (PSSC) is a
California-based consultancy that specializes in the recruitment of police
executives. It will work with the city management team and Interim Chief
Daniel J. Oates, who served as Aurora’s police chief from 2005 to 2014, in
identifying exemplary police chief applicants who will be effective in
building morale at the Aurora Police Department, maintaining transparency
with the media and the community, furthering the city’s comprehensive,
systemic public safety changes, and tackling crime concerns across the
“I want the right person for the job, someone who will
simultaneously support our dedicated police officers and provide the level
of public safety our community deserves,” City Manager Jim Twombly said.
“We will be thoughtful and thorough in our search for a new chief, and the
community’s input is a crucial first step.”
Under the city charter, the city manager is responsible for
hiring a police chief and receiving approval from the majority of the city
council. City management plans to name a new chief this fall.
PSSC has conducted more than 40 police executive searches in
recent years in major U.S. cities like San Jose, Calif., Raleigh, N.C., and
Albuquerque, N.M., but it also has recent experience working with the
cities of Northglenn, Boulder, Thornton and Wheat Ridge in Colorado.
Community input meeting on police chief search
WHO: Public Sector Search & Consulting, Inc., Aurora
city officials, community members
WHERE: Aurora Municipal Center, Council Chamber, 15151 E.
Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80112
WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14
American Sign Language and Spanish interpreters will be
available at the meeting. Anyone who is unable to attend in-person but
would like to offer comments during the meeting, a call-in line will be
open at 5:45 p.m. until the end of the meeting. Please call 855.695.3475
and press *3 to reach the operator.
The meeting will be televised on AuroraTV.org.
Community input survey on police chief search
WHERE: EngageAurora.org/PoliceChiefSearch or call
Access Aurora at 303-739-7000
WHEN: June 8 through the recruitment process