Survey Regarding Our Next Police Chief

The Town Council has decided to conduct an internal recruitment for the Fairfax Police Chief. The process entails the Town Council and a community panel interviewing Interim Police Chief Rico Tabaranza for the position.  Towards that end, the Town is conducting this brief community survey regarding the qualities you would like to see in the next police chief and general questions about police services.

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* 1. In consideration of the next Police Chief, please select the level of importance for each of the leadership qualities and characteristics listed below.

Please mark which qualities you deem to be a top priority (please select no more than 3).

  Top Priority    Very Important Important  Neutral/Unsure Somewhat Important Not Important 
Personal integrity
Good listener & communicator
Community leadership qualities
Ability to develop and retain positive relationships with community members (e.g., residents, organizations, businesses, etc.).
Experience and knowledge in emergency management 
Skilled in motivating staff 
Awareness of and willingness to discuss racial equity and social justice issues
Supportive of mental health training for officers
Broad experience in police management 
Active within the community
Command presence
Writing and speaking skills
Budget management skills.
Willingness to discuss alternative police practices and/or alternative service models.

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* 2. Other qualities you would like:

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* 3. Please list up to three (3) questions you would like to ask the Interim Police Chief if you were on the interview panel.

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* 4. Please list up to three (3) issues you believe are the most significant public safety concerns within the Town of Fairfax.

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* 5. Please list up to three (3) services/tasks that you believe the Fairfax Police Department excels in providing to the community.

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* 6. The Town’s Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee (“RESJ”) formed a Police Practices and Public Safety Alternatives subcommittee (“PPPSA”) to examine/explore policing practices and services as well as alternative service models.  What are your thoughts regarding rethinking or reimagining police services? Are there specific services or models you would like the PPPSA to discuss and/or explore?

Comments (limit 750 characters/approx. 125 words):

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* 7. Please indicate your overall satisfaction with the Fairfax Police Department.

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* 8. Are you a Fairfax resident?

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* 9. Are you a business owner and/or work in town?

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* 10. What is ethnicity?

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* 11. How would you describe your gender?

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* 12. Optional: Please enter your contact information if you would like to be informed about future Town questionnaires. 

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