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​You are invited to jo​​in i​​​n on this
important discussio​n!​​​​​​​​

The City of Ann Arbor is working with an executive recruitment company, Strategic Government Recourses (SGR), to engage with community members for a better understanding of what the community is looking for in the next police chief.  Your input is valued! 

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The City of Ann Arbor wants your opinion in order to help identify the most important traits, priorities, qualifications, etc., that the city's new police chief should have. The Executive Police Chief Candidate Search Survey​ is being conducted to gather this input. 

You can take the survey online; or pick up a paper copy to fill out and turn in. All surveys must be completed online or turned in by Monday, Jan. 14. ​Paper copies are available at the following locations in Ann Arbor: 

  • Ann Arbor District Library, downtown branch, 343 S. Fifth Ave.

  • City clerk's office, Ann Arbor Larcom City Hall, second floor, 301 E. Huron St. (adjacent metered parking is offered via Ann Street, east of Fifth Avenue); hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Delonis Center, 312 W. Huron St. 48103.

  • *15th District Court, Ann Arbor Justice Center, 301 E. Huron St. (adjacent metered parking is offered via Ann Street, east of Fifth Avenue); hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • *Probation department, 15th District Court, Ann Arbor Justice Center, 301 E. Huron St. (adjace​nt metered parking is offered via Ann Street, east of Fifth Avenue); hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • SafeHouse Center, 4100 Clark Road 48105; lobby ​hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Washtenaw County District Court 14A, 4133 Washtenaw Ave. 48108; hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

There are also ballot boxes at these locations where completed surveys may be turned in.

2019 outreac​​​h events

​SGR will be collecting feedback on behalf of the city at a wide range of community events and meetings in early January​​ (PDF). If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled meetings and would still like to provide feedback, please send via email to AAPDChiefR​​ecruitment@a2gov.org.​​​​ Light refreshments and coffee will be served.

Meeti​​n​g #1: ​​Tuesday, ​​Jan. 8

Location: Bryant Community Center, 3 W. Eden Court

Time: Noon–2 p.m.​​​​

Meeting #2​: Tuesd​​ay, Jan. 8​

Location: Ann Arbor Dis​trict Library, Downtown Branch, 343 S. 5th Ave., fourth floor

Time: 7–9 p.m.​

Meetin​​​​g​​ #3​​: W​​ednesday, Jan. 9

Location: Arrowwood Hills, 2566 Arrowwood Trail

Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.​

All are ​encouraged to participate in public meetings. Accommodations, including sign language interpreters, may be arranged by contacting the City Clerk's office at 734.794.6140; via email to: cityclerk@a2gov.org; or by written request addressed and mailed or delivered to: City Clerk's Office, 301 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104.  ​Requests made with less than two business days notice may not be able to be accommodated.


The City of Ann Arbor will be hosting a talented pool of applicants to visit in the spring. The goal is to create an opportunity for candidates to get to know this great community.

The finalists will participate in several panel interviews which will include community members, City of Ann Arbor leadership, as well as staff from the Ann Arbor city attorney's office, p​​​olice department and human resources department.​ Further details about the process will be shared as available. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please email the City of Ann Arbor recruitment office at AAPDChiefRecruit​​ment@a2gov.org ​or call 734.794.6132​.

Please note regarding paper copies of the survey closing Jan. 14, 2019: All visitors to the Ann Arbor Justice Center must pass through the security screening process. All visitors and their belongings are subject to search by court security officers.  All visitors are required to pass through metal detectors. All purses, briefcases or other containers are required to pass through an x-ray machine. The following items are prohibited: Weapons, cutting edge instruments such as pocket knives or any other items that may be construed by court security officers as weapons are prohibited. Camera phones, camera equipment and other devices capable of recording audio and/or video images are also prohibited. Please do not bring any prohibited items with you into the courthouse; leave them at home or in your vehicle.​


​​​​​Contact Us:
Recruitment Office
301 E. Huron St., sixth floor
Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: 734.794.6132
Fax: 734.994.5961
Email: AAPDChiefRecruitment@a2gov.org​​