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Posted on: September 14, 2020

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The City of Frederick is currently conducting a search for the Chief of Police of the Frederick Police Department. To support the search, the City will be engaging the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to serve as consultants; an external search committee to engage various community stakeholders and work with the IACP in reviewing the first round of applicants; and an internal selection committee to assist the Mayor in conducting a final review of the applicants. This site will be updated as the search process continues. 

Search Process - Currently in Phase One

Phase One (September/October)

Phase Two (October/November)

  • External search committee and IACP conduct a preliminary review of applicants and determine the first round of interviewees
  • External search committee and IACP complete the first round of interviews
  • External search committee submits candidate recommendations to Mayor O’Connor

Phase Three (November/December)

  • Mayor O’Connor and the internal selection committee will review the search committee’s recommendations, conduct final interviews, and select finalists
  • Finalists will meet with community stakeholders (to be determined)
  • Mayor O’Connor selects his final candidate for consideration and approval by the Board of Aldermen.

External Search Committee

  • Derek Shackelford, Alderman
  • Julia Schaefer, Resident
  • Kiesha Edmonds, Housing Services Representative
  • Willie Ollie, Resident
  • Danielle Doll, Business Community Representative
  • Kavonte Duckett, Human Services Representative
  • Eliezer Valentin-Castanon, Religious Community Representative
  • Nkem Wellington, Resident
  • Teresa Bean, Education Representative
  • Sgt. Jonathan Shatlock, FPD Representative
  • Chelsea Kaddish, Legal Community Representative
  • Karen Paulson, Staff Liaison
  • Gayon Sampson, Staff Liaison

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