Calgary, AB,

Calgary Police Commission seeking public input on next Chief of Police

CALGARY- Join the conversation about Calgary’s next Chief of Police during upcoming town hall sessions happening this month throughout the city.

During four separate town hall meetings at venues located across Calgary, participants will be asked about policing priorities important to their families and their communities.

Opportunities to participate:

Monday, June 22

Best Western Village Park Inn, Brentwood Room

1804 Crowchild Trail NW

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Wednesday, June 24

Wingate by Wyndham Calgary, International Room B

400 Midpark Way SE

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Thursday, June 25

Best Western Plus Port O’Call Hotel, Strathmore 1 Room

1935 McKnight Blvd NE

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday, June 26

Blackfoot Hotel, Heritage Room

5940 Blackfoot Trail SE

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

“One the most important responsibilities of the Police Commission to hire the Chief of Police" said Rod Fong, Chair of the Calgary Police Commission. "In order to make this critical decision, we need input from the community. We want to know what expectations Calgarians have of their new Chief of Police. What qualities and characteristics should the Police Commission look for in a new Chief? The input we receive will play a valuable role in the selection of a new Chief and will assist us in setting priorities for the future."

As part of its role to recruit and select a new Chief of Police, the Calgary Police Commission partnered with Boyden Global Executive Search, a recruitment company with experience conducting community consultations.

Calgarians can also share feedback online until July 15, 2015 at: or by contacting Boyden directly at

The public input received from the online survey and the town hall sessions will be considered alongside feedback received from other community partners, including Calgary Police Service members who will be invited to participate in exclusive focus group sessions.