Salisbury seeks resident input on police chief search

Published 10:21 am Thursday, March 9, 2023

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Police Chief’s Advisory Board will ask for input from residents on the upcoming chief of police search during a Community Input Forum on March 20 in the council chambers at City Hall at 6 p.m.

The public engagement session allows Salisbury stakeholders to share their views on specific experiences and characteristics desired in the next Salisbury police chief.

“This is a great opportunity for the Salisbury community to come together, gain an understanding of the process and share what they think will make a successful police chief to serve our community,” Advisory Board Chair Dr. Roy Dennis said. “The Forum will allow all citizens to have a voice in the search process.”

Salisbury City Manager Jim Greene added, “As we begin the search for our next police chief, we understand the importance of hearing from our community about this critical hire.

“The Community Input Forum is an opportunity for our community to speak directly to the search and hiring team about what they’d like to see in the new chief.”

In addition to the community input forum, the search and hiring team spoke with the Salisbury Police Foundation after meeting with the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) last week.
The official police chief posting is expected to open in mid-April.