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Louisville residents can weigh in on police chief search in virtual town halls this week

An LMPD cruiser sits outside the LMPD Downtown Area Patrol building.
J. Tyler Franklin
Consultants will hold two meetings via Zoom on Monday and Saturday.

Louisville Metro will host the first of two virtual town halls Monday night as the city conducts a search for a new police chief.

City officials hired a third-party consulting firm earlier this year to conduct a national candidate search. At the town halls, Justin Doll, senior consultant at Public Sector Search & Consulting, will ask residents asked what qualities they want to see in the next leader of the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel is the interim chief who took over after Erika Shields resigned in January.

In a press release, Mayor Craig Greenberg's office said it received more than 1,100 responses to an online survey regarding the police chief search as of Friday.

There will be two town halls:

  • Monday, May 15 from 6-7 p.m. Join via Zoom. The passcode is 502828.
  • Saturday, May 20 from 3-4 p.m. Join via Zoom. The passcode is 791792.

Residents who don’t have internet access can join the Zoom meetings at any public library. Four branches are "making space available to participate," according to the press release:

  • Main Library, 301 York St.
  • Southwest Regional Library, 9725 Dixie Highway
  • South Central Regional Library, 7300 Jefferson Boulevard
  • Northeast Regional Library, 15 Bellevoir Circle
Roberto Roldan is the City Politics and Government Reporter for WFPL. Email Roberto at rroldan@lpm.org.

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