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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 14, 2014

Public meeting July 22 on search for new police chief

Following the recent retirement of Bellevue's police chief, city officials want to hear from the community as they prepare to launch a nationwide search for a new chief.

Bellevue residents, and anyone else interested in the police chief recruitment process, are invited to a public meeting to provide input. The event takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Bellevue City Hall, Room 1E-108, 450 110th Ave. NE. Light refreshments will be provided. Feedback also may be provided via an online survey , or by email at COBPoliceChiefRecruitment@bellevuewa.gov

The purpose of the meeting is to obtain community input to help the city attract and select the best candidates for the position. During this meeting, attendees will be asked:
• What are the most important issues and priorities that you would like the new police chief to address?
• What kind of experience should the new police chief have to lead a department with 220 employees?
• What characteristics are most critical for the new police chief to succeed in Bellevue?
• What are some of the characteristics about the City of Bellevue that will help attract the best candidates?

The meetings will be accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone needing special
assistance should contact City Hall during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling 425-452-6800, or email ServiceFirst@bellevuewa.gov

Additional information about the police chief recruitment process is available on the city website.    

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Contact Information

450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Lenka Wright, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 425-452-4090
E-mail: lwright@bellevuewa.gov

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