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Raleigh Wants Community Input on New Police Chief

Posted April 26, 2007

— City leaders are seeking the public's input on the city's next police chief.

A brief survey available on the city's Web site wants to know what citizens see as the challenges facing the city. City leaders also want to know skills a police chief should have and what questions Raleigh residents would ask in the interview

The deadline to respond is May 6.

Jane Perlov, the city's former police chief, resigned March 2 to take a position to become head of security for Bank of America in Charlotte.


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  • lboyette Apr 27, 2007

    Don't forget N.C. is still a little behind with the times. If it takes a debate and news media to get the school bus to pick kids up within the community to keep them from getting hit by cars,you know it will take a snow storm to get the right chief.

  • lboyette Apr 27, 2007

    Steve Crisp what makes a white man more qualified for this job? What Happened to the previous chief,was'nt he a white"qualified MALE"?.It should be a qualified person period.I hope you don't teach your children to be a racist or sexist,so sad in the year 2007.

  • anonemoose Apr 27, 2007

    houdie, if Perlov did so well, then how come moral was at a all time low, and turn over of experienced officers at an all time high. Officers with 5+ years of experience fleeing to other departments for less pay. Now if things were so rosy, why would that be happening?

  • The Dude Apr 27, 2007

    Hey "nospin", why don't you tell the truth about what happened and not just bash some detectives. You can't charge someone with a serious crime based soley on their prior history and someone saying they did it. There was obviously some other evidence that resulted in you being charged. But I guess that wouldn't fit in how you want to "spin" you sob story.

  • Steve Crisp Apr 27, 2007

    This survey is inane. The citizens of Raleigh have already told the Council what they want in a police department and its chief. We did that when we went into the voting booth. Unfortunately, way to many liberal weenies voted and we ended up with a city council that has no collective spine to make a decision. I can guarantee you that the only reason they are asking for an opinion at all is to gauge just how much of the electorate will demand a woman or minority chief. They simply want to know what the backlash will be if it turns out that a white male is actually the most qualified to lead.

  • freddie cadetti 72 Apr 26, 2007

    Get a police chief who will train officers and detectives to not "assume" someone is guilty just because of their history and/or because some liar claims they did something to them, and charge them with a serious crime. By the time the accused is found innocent, it has cost them a fortune in legal fees, possible loss of job, and damaged reputation. That's what you have now at the RPD detective div, and if they would check out the accuser more, instead of taking the easy route and assuming guilt, many would not have to be subject to this injustice.

  • houdie1031 Apr 26, 2007

    As far as I'm concerned, Chief Perlov did a great job. I think we need some new blood in not only the police department but in a lot of governmental agencies. I applaud Russell Allen for bringing her in and I just wish she had stayed longer. I have already filled out my questionnaire and am glad to have a chance to have input the process. I just hate that some of you guys have a chance to have input. But it is a democracy after all.
    Southern Born and Southern Bred -

  • ObamaMustGo aka NCcarguy Apr 26, 2007

    Let's not try to be SO politically correct this time! just pick the BEST person for the job!

  • no1sfool Apr 26, 2007

    Pick someone from the south!!

  • RaleighDodger Apr 26, 2007

    It's been two months since the Chief resigned .... why are we just beginning to determine the requirements of the next Chief??? Maybe we should also state what we expect from a City Manager.