06/02/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/02/2023 18:23
(Washington, DC) - Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser is launching a community input survey and will soon host a teletownhall to gather perspectives from residents on their priorities for the next police chief. This week, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Robert J. Contee III retired, and the District is continuing the nationwide search for the new chief of police.
"We are incredibly proud of the Metropolitan Police Department. As a community, we have worked hard to build a police department that represents and reflects our city, and our officers are in our neighborhoods every day connecting with residents and businesses," said Mayor Bowser. "As we continue our nationwide search for a new police chief, I encourage all Washingtonians to provide their input on the future of public safety in DC and the next Chief of Police."
Residents can access the community input survey HERE. The survey is designed to take approximately ten minutes for residents to complete. The survey will close on Wednesday, June 14 at noon.
On Thursday, June 15 at 6 pm, Mayor Bowser invites residents to participate in the teletownhall. Residents can join by dialing 1 (844) 881-1314. To view the event, visit mayor.dc.gov/live, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN), or watch on Mayor Bowser's Facebook or Twitter. Register in advance HERE.