The City of Seattle is searching for a permanent Chief of Police to lead the Seattle Police Department.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate qualities and characteristics that reflect our diverse communities of Seattle.  Our community members have a critical role to play in helping to recruit the next Chief of Police.  Through community input meetings and this online survey, community input will be utilized to target recruitment efforts when evaluating applicant’s knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics.  This information will also be used to develop interview questions. 

Please take a moment to complete this survey.  Your responses to all the questions are voluntary.  You can email any feedback to

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* What personal qualities do you think are most important for the leader of the Seattle Police Department? Please select your three most important qualities from the list below:

* What changes do you hope the leader will bring to the department?

* What other things do you want the search committee to consider?

* What should be the top priority for the leader of the Seattle Police Department?

* What is the zip code where you live? (Optional)

* Are you Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer, Transgender and/or Questioning? (Optional)

* What is the zip code where you work? (Optional)

* What is your race/ethnicity? Select all that apply. (Optional)

* What is your gender? Select all that apply. (Optional)