Saturday, March 31, 2012 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Filipino Community Center
I wanted to let you know that the Seattle Police Department is holding a Recruiting Fair this Saturday, March 31st, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Filipino Community Center. The community center’s address is 5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. Seattle.
This is an event that I know many of you have often expressed an interest in holding in your respective communities. I ask that you sponsor up to five potential candidates from your community to meet with the recruiting officers.
I encourage Seattle residents whose character and skills exemplify the ideals of the Seattle Police Department. Eligible candidates will work in the community with respect and professionalism; have the courage to protect and serve; and serve with a passion to creatively and effectively resolve and de-escalate problems.
For more information about becoming a Seattle Police Officer, contact Recruiting Officer Andre Sinn at andresinn.@seattle.gov or call 206-615-0762.
Selection of Seattle’s Police Chief will be one of the most important appointments made by Mayor Mike McGinn during his first term. Several months ago, Mayor McGinn’s transition team took the first steps by contacting the same people that former Mayor Nickels had chosen to serve on the Police Chief Selection Committee in September 2009. Additionally, Mayor McGinn added four new members. As one of the four, I have been asked and agreed to serve on this important Selection Committee.
My Criteria. While I am committed to help in the search for the person best suited to be Seattle’s Chief of Police, some of the qualities I will look for in a permanent Chief are below, but I look forward to hearing your perspective:
- Assertive enforcement of the law
- Transformational Leader
- Vast wealth of knowledge in police work
- Appreciation and respect for diverse communities
- Strong recognition of preventative measures that lead people to commit crimes
- Respect for and experience in police accountability
Inclusive Process. I believe this is an opportunity to have an inclusive process that will bring many people forward. Continue Reading »