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To: County Executive Angela Alsobrooks

Make the Hiring Process for the Next Chief of Prince George’s County Police Department Transparent

Make the Hiring Process for the Next Chief of Prince George’s County Police Department Transparent

The community input process must include:
A full list of names of candidates provided to community members at the point in the process in which candidates are interviewed by stakeholder groups beyond the search committee.
A set of community forums with each candidate at the phase of the hiring process when candidates meet with stakeholder groups. These forums must open to the community and must be organized in ways for county residents to hear each candidate speak directly to residents, and in which community members are able to ask questions of the candidates.
A mechanism for county residents to submit substantive feedback on each candidate under consideration and assurance for the way that community feedback will be considered in decisions about the advancement of candidates to subsequent rounds of consideration in the hiring process, and about the selection of a candidate for the position of Chief of Police.
Create a review panel to make the final decision on hiring that includes: 2 community advocates around criminal justice reform, 2 returning citizens from the non-profit sector.
Create a probation period of 1 to 2 years that allows for community feedback on the performance of the new chief of police.

Why is this important?

The process to hire a new Chief of Police for Prince George’s County must be fully transparent. As PG County residents we must be included in the hiring process in ways that go beyond a mere community survey. The role of the police chief is far too great and needs to be accountable to the members of the community with all police matters.

Updates

2021-03-05 16:11:05 -0500

50 signatures reached

2021-02-24 18:23:09 -0500

25 signatures reached

2021-02-23 18:04:08 -0500

10 signatures reached