Syracuse's City Hall Releases Report On Police Chief Search

posted by Dave Smith - 

Syracuse, N.Y. - Syracuse's City Hall released findings of a two-month study to find out what Syracuse residents want in their next police chief.

The 74-page report contains feedback from residents, police, elected officials, non-for-profits and many others in the community. Mayor Ben Walsh has stated he would keep Police Chief Fowler on until 2019. 

The main things to come out of the report are that many would like to see the next police chief have the following standards:

  • Setting high standards and holding officers accountable 
  • A record of reducing crime and making neighborhoods safer
  • Commitment to community problem-solving and policing
  •  Experience working with diverse communities 
  • Has demonstrated experience managing operating function of an urban police department
  • Experience coordinating with other agencies to create efficiencies.


The Deputy Mayor is in charge of finding Chief Fowler's replacement.

You can read the full report here.  

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