Mayor’s Office

Mayor Miro Weinberger Update Regarding Police Chief Search


June 30, 2015
Contact:  Jennifer Kaulius

Mayor Miro Weinberger Update Regarding Police Chief Search

“Today, after 25 years of dedicated and distinguished service to the City of Burlington, Police Chief Michael Schirling will retire from the Burlington Police Department.  In anticipation of this day, the City has conducted an extensive, national search for our next Police Chief, and we are in the final stages of that search.  While my goal has been to identify a successor prior to Chief Schirling’s retirement, I also have been clear since the process began that this decision is too important for our community to be rushed.  Until Chief Schirling’s successor is named and begins work, I have asked Deputy Chief Jan Wright and she has agreed to serve as Acting Chief effective tonight at midnight, July 1, 2015.  I am confident that DC Wright’s extensive experience, understanding of the Department, and strong connection to the community will serve Burlington well during this assignment, and I look forward to working with her.  Finally, I am grateful to Chief Schirling for his service to our community and his helpful counsel during this transition.”

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