City Bulletin

The City of Statesville is beginning the process for hiring its next Police Chief and is seeking community input regarding the qualities that City Manager Larry Pressley should consider in evaluating candidates for this position.

Two community meetings have been scheduled to allow citizens an opportunity to share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities that may face the City’s new police chief as well as the skills and characteristics of a new chief.

The public is invited to attend one of the meetings, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 23, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Statesville Fitness and Activity Center, 1875 Simonton Rd., and Tuesday, Nov. 24, 10:30 a.m. - noon at the Bentley Community Center, 324 Wilmington Ave. 

In addition, input will be gathered from surveys available online and in a variety of community locations beginning Nov. 23. Pressley said the information will be “extremely beneficial” in his efforts to recruit the best candidate for the Chief's position. He plans on having a Chief in place by March 2016.

Pressley describes the public meetings as "listening meetings", where citizens will be asked to respond to four different questions. Staff members will capture their comments on flip charts and compile them for Pressley's use.

Former Chief Tom Anderson left the position in July of this year after being with the police department for about 20 years and serving as Chief since 2008. Assistant Chief Joe Barone, another long-time Statesville police officer, was named Interim Police Chief.

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Nancy Davis
Public Affairs Director
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