Mayor’s Office

Police Chief Search

On May 14, Mayor Weinberger announced the start of a Police Chief search process, which will begin with a robust public engagement effort.

Public Engagement

Over the course of May and early June, Mayor Weinberger will visit all Neighborhood Planning Assembly meetings and hold discussions with stakeholder sectors, including education, BIPOC organizations, social services partners, LBGTQ+ community, business, and youth. The City is also conducting a survey to allow citizens to weigh in on the qualities they would like to see in the City’s next Police Chief and the priorities for their first year of service.

 

There are several ways to weigh in with your input:

  • Complete the Police Chief Search Survey by Friday, June 4.

  • Share your feedback by email with mayor@burlingtonvt.gov
  • Attend a Mornings with Miro meeting on Wednesdays at 8:00 am to discuss your input with Mayor Weinberger directly
  • Attend a Neighborhood Planning Assembly meeting

    • Wards 1/8: Wednesday, May 12 at 7:55 om

    • Wards 2/3: Thursday, May 13 at 7:45 pm

    • Ward 5: Thursday, May 20 at 7:30 pm

    • Wards 4/7: Wednesday, May 26, time TBD

    • Ward 6, Thursday, June 3, time TBD

Search Committee

The Search Committee will include two City Councilors and two Police Commissioners, who will join Mayor Weinberger for the stakeholder engagement meetings.

 

The full Search Committee, which will be announced in June, will be 11 members, including one member of the community that Mayor Weinberger will select through an application process. Community members interested in serving on the Search Committee can apply here.

 

Search Timeline

May – early June: Stakeholder engagement effort to collect feedback from the community about what they would like to see in the City’s next Police Chief.

Mid-June: Publish Stakeholder Engagement Report, post Police Chief position, and announce full Search Committee members.

July: Search Committee to conduct first round of interviews, with the goal to select three to four finalists.

August: Additional due diligence and stakeholder engagement with finalist candidates.

Late August - September: Announce Police Chief appointment and request Council confirmation.