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POLICE CHIEF SELECTION PROCESS FLOW CHART

MAY 15-JUNE 30 JULY 1-JULY 15 JULY 15—AUGUST 1
Advertisement Period Finalist Selection Period Assessment Center Planning and
Logistics
Ad posted on VML, VACO, Town Manager reduces
Virginia Chiefs Association, candidates to 6 or fewer Selection/coordination and logistics
ICMA for 3 Assessment Center Panels
Council recruits citizens panel
Town Manager and Police Citizens (3-5 Members)
Command Staff confer on desired Town Manager recruits Chiefs, Managers (3 Members)
management style and leadership Managers panel members Chiefs (3 Members)
qualities
Schedule Assessment Center Day
with Candidates and Panelists

EARLY AUGUST-1 DAY
Assessment Center Day
AUGUST 15-AUGUST 31
Consensus Top Candidate Follow-Up Interview with Town Manager

Begin background investigation
Three Panel Interviews Citizens Managers Chiefs

SEPTEMBER
Background Investigation

Up to Six Candidates 1 3 5
2 4 6
OCTOBER 1
Panels convene separately, then together to recommend top candidate as finalist Offer of Employment