Kenney wants public input on police commissioner search

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is looking for his next police commissioner and he says he wants the public’s help in making a choice.

The city has engaged the Police Executive Research Forum to find qualified candidates in and outside the department, and hone the interview process. 

Managing director Brian Abernathy says the interviews themselves will be private, but they’ll be informed by opinions that citizens share.

“We have launched a survey that is available online and on paper to gather the public’s feedback on what issues they think are most important, on what characteristics the next commissioner should have and to provide any other feedback they think is important for us to consider in our search.”

You can find the link to the survey by clicking here.

Abernathy says the city hopes to name a new commissioner by the end of the calendar year.

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