City of Seattle Hosting Two Additional Community-Led Conversations in Ongoing Police Chief Search



Seattle – Seattle residents are invited to attend two additional in-person community-led conversations to inform the ongoing search process for Seattle’s next chief of police. Facilitated in partnership by City staff and community-based organizations, these sessions will build on previous forums held in July, creating a space for community members to share the priorities and values they would like the search to elevate.

The first conversation will be held Wednesday, August 10 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM at the Holgate St. Church (2600 S Holgate St, Seattle, WA 98144). Community partners The Village of Hope, White Center Community Development Association, and King County Equity Now will attend and facilitate the conversation.

The second conversation will be held on Thursday, August 11 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM at South Park Hall (1253 S Cloverdale St, Seattle, WA 98108). Community partners from Duwamish Valley Youth Corp and Villa Comunitaria will be present and facilitate the conversation.

Both conversations are open to the public to make their voice heard and help inform the ongoing search process. These conversations will build on a community survey made available from the beginning of the search here in seven different languages: English, Spanish, Amharic, Somali, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese.

In April, Mayor Harrell announced a search committee representing a diverse array of stakeholders and community leaders who are responsible for identifying and selecting the final five candidates to move forward to the Charter-required competitive examination phase. In addition to the survey, committee, and forums, community engagement will continue throughout the search process.

An overview of scheduled forums, as well as regular updates on the Chief of Police search process and timeline, is available at the Seattle Police Chief Search web page.

Time and DateLocationWednesday, August 10 from 6:00PM to 8:30PMHolgate St Church, 2600 S Holgate St, Seattle, WA 98144Thursday, August 11 from 5:30PM to 7:00PMSouth Park Hall, 1253 S Cloverdale St, Seattle, WA 98108