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Nov 29

City Holds Chief of Police Community Forum

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 8:45 AM by Communications Department

Citizen input requested regarding the next Police Chief
*UPDATE: An additional date for the forum has been added- Thursday, December 14 at 6 p.m. at Denbigh Community Center located at 15198 Warwick Blvd. In addition, the online survey deadline has been extended to Sunday, December 17.

The City of Newport News is hosting a community forum to provide Newport News residents an opportunity to share their ideas about the next Chief of Police. The forum takes place on Wednesday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive.Chief Badge (002) Facilitated by the search firm Developmental Associates, the interactive forum is an opportunity for residents to express what they feel are the most significant law enforcement issues facing the next Chief of Police. Citizens also may voice their preferences about the qualities that are crucial for the next Chief to possess. The position became vacant when former Police Chief Rick Myers left his position with the City at the end of August, 2017. Assistant Police Chief Michael C. Grinstead was named as Interim Police Chief until a new Chief of Police is selected.  

Residents are encouraged to attend the Community Forum on December 6; however, in the event that residents are unable to attend, an online feedback form is available through Saturday, December 9 at