Charlottesville will hire a recruiter to find a new police chief | local government

The City of Charlottesville has issued a request for proposals for an executive recruiter to assist the city in its search for a new Chief of Police.

The RFP was released Friday evening and will remain open until June 15.

According to the RFP, the city is seeking a consultant to assist the City Manager through the process of hiring a new Chief of Police who embodies the principles of 21st century policing and who has an anti-racist orientation.

The Consultant will act as the primary contact for the City Manager to guide and advise them through the recruitment and selection process and engage internal and external stakeholders to obtain feedback on the desired characteristics and qualifications of a “ 21st century anti-racism police chief”. and revising the job description, developing recruitment materials, running a comprehensive outreach campaign aimed at recruitment, and engaging in parts of the hiring process, including interviews, selections, and contract negotiations.

Charlottesville has been without a permanent police chief since September, when then-city manager Chip Boyles fired police chief RaShall Brackney. Captain Tito Durette is currently acting chief of police.

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