police chief search

July 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Says He Was Looking for Change in New Police Chief

County Executive Marc Elrich talks about why he decided against Acting Chief Marcus Jones as his nominee for Montgomery County police chief. Elrich’s pick, Tonya Chapman, will be visiting with county councilmembers this week.

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July 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Makes Chapman His Choice for Chief

County Executive Marc Elrich made it official Monday naming Tonya Chapman as his pick for Montgomery County’s next police chief.

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July 18, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Search for New Police Chief Could Be Down to One

County Executive Marc Elrich might have a pick to be chief of police. He’s just keeping the name to himself … for now. In a Thursday letter to Elrich from Council President Nancy Navarro, she writes that Elrich wrote the council during the week saying he intends to nominate a woman to the position. Navarro’s […]

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July 17, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

DeVaul Pulls Name from Contention for County Chief Position

Takoma Park Police Chief Antonio DeVaul pulled his name from contention to be the next Montgomery County police chief. News reports have named Tonya Chapman, the former chief of Portsmouth, Va., as the other contender for the position. It was unclear Wednesday evening whether County Executive Marc Elrich would consider any of the other applicants. […]

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September 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

The Search for Takoma Park’s Next Police Chief Begins

The search for the city of Takoma Park’s next police chief has officially begun. As the chief executive of the city’s police department, the candidate must be willing to develop and maintain a “departmental culture that embraces a guardian mindset with transparency and accountability to build trust within the community and department, ” according to […]

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July 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Hires Firm to Assist With Police Chief Search

City of Takoma Park officials approved an ordinance during Wednesday’s council meeting to hire a consulting firm to assist in their national search for the city’s new police chief. Springsted Waters, based in Minneapolis, was chosen but will work out of their Mechanicsville office in Virginia. City officials requested proposals from qualified executive search firms […]

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July 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Police Chief Search Update

Takoma Park city officials are looking to hire an executive search firm to assist the City Manager in selecting the next police chief. This comes after a series of meetings and public hearings with residents in June to discuss the hiring process and learning more from the community about the qualities they desire in the […]

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June 22, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Residents Discuss Qualities Wanted in Next Police Chief (VIDEO)

Someone who listens, willing to apologize to the community when they’re wrong and ensuring  racial equity and department transparency are among the qualities that some Takoma Park residents said they want in a new police chief. Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and the Takoma Park City Council held a public hearing Wednesday evening to discuss […]

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