Saint Paul Chief of Police Examining Committee

The Saint Paul Chief of Police Examining Committee is a limited-term committee which is anticipated to meet in May 2022 until the time its work is complete. The Committee will be responsible for reviewing applications for the Chief of Police position, conducting interviews, leading community engagement, and ultimately recommending five candidates to the Mayor. The Mayor will then be responsible for appointing a Chief of Police for a 6-year term starting in June 2022.  

Mission:  TBD. 

Charge of the Saint Paul Chief of Police Examining Committee: TBD.

The Committee is led by two co-chairs Sasha Cotton and Kathy Lantry.  Appointments to the Committee will be finalized when the City Council votes to adopt Ordinance 22-22, which is scheduled to receive first reading on Wednesday, April 27th. There will be a public hearing on Ordinance 22-22 on May 4th, and final adoption can be voted on no earlier than May 11th. The Ordinance takes effect 30 days following passage, approval, and publication. A few candidates for appointment to the Committee are pending and expected to be named soon. See Appointments below.

Meeting Calendar:  Starting May 2022, the Committee will meet biweekly or as needed.

Meeting Location(s): TBD.

    Public Comment

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    Link to Chief of Police Examining Committee Meetings

    Last Edited: April 28, 2022