Saint Paul Chief of Police Examining Committee

The Saint Paul Chief of Police Examining Committee is a limited-term committee 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.  

The Committee is led by two co-chairs Sasha Cotton and Kathy Lantry. The committee roster is listed below. 

Upcoming Meetings: 

Thursday, July 7, 2022 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Location: Frogtown Community Center, 230 Como Ave.

Wednesday, July 20, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Location:   Arlington Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave. 

Thursday, August 11 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Location:  Progressive Baptist Church, 1505 Burns Ave. 

Tuesday, September 6 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm. Location: Closed Door Session

Thursday, September 22 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Location: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory - Visitor Center Auditorium, 1225 Estabrook Drive

Meetings Agendas & Minutes:

July 7 Agenda (108.78 KB)



July 20 Agenda (96.74 KB)



August 11 Agenda (94.45 KB)


September 22 Agenda (107.89 KB)

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Link to Chief of Police Examining Committee Meetings

Last Edited: September 22, 2022