City Manager Melissa Stevenson Diaz announced today her plans to begin the recruitment process for the next Redwood City Police Chief, following Chief Dan Mulholland’s announced retirement scheduled for May of this year. The City has retained Teri Black and Company, a leading public sector executive recruiting firm, to conduct the search. The Police Chief reports to the City Manager.
As part of this process, the City Manager seeks community input on the professional attributes, skills and experience desired for the next Police Chief.
“The Police Chief is a critical leadership role for our community, shaping public safety services in Redwood City,” said City Manager Melissa Stevenson Diaz. “I am very interested in hearing community perspectives on the qualities needed in the next Police Chief.”
Community members can provide feedback in several ways.
- A community meeting will be held on February 4 at 9 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers (1017 Middlefield Road). Community members are invited to attend in-person or virtually and simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. Advanced registration is requested to help the City prepare for meeting logistics, but is not required.
- Community members can also provide feedback at a booth at Courthouse Square (2200 Broadway Street) on February 4 during the 12th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- A community survey available online or on paper by visiting any City facility, including the Downtown Library (1044 Middlefield Road), Schaberg Branch Library (2140 Euclid Avenue), Redwood Shores Branch Library (399 Marine Parkway), Veterans Memorial Senior Center (1455 Madison Avenue), Community Activities Building (1400 Roosevelt Avenue), and Fair Oaks Community Center (2600 Middlefield Road). The survey is available in both English and Spanish.
The recruitment process is expected to be complete and a new Police Chief announced in early May, prior to the retirement of Chief Mulholland. Candidates will undergo a multi-step screening and interview process. The City Manager will ultimately select the next Police Chief.