City Announces Public Meetings to Engage Community In Search Process for a New Police Chief Process Continues Through April 30th

Syracuse, N.Y. – The City of Syracuse is searching for a new chief of police to lead the Syracuse Police Department. The community is invited and encouraged to participate in this process by attending a public meeting or completing an online survey about the criteria for a new chief at

The meetings will begin with an introduction and overview of the planned search process, followed by group sessions to complete surveys and provide input.  The sessions will end with a discussion of next steps in the search process.


All meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The current schedule is as follows:
  • Tuesday, April 3 at Northside CYO, 527 North Salina Street
  • Monday, April 9th at Syracuse City Hall Atrium, 201 East Washington Street
    Hosted by Cora Thomas for Religious Leaders
  • Tuesday,  April 10 at Syracuse City Hall Atrium, 201 East Washington Street
    Hosted by Downtown Committee
  • Wednesday, April 11at PEACE, Inc. Eastside FRC, 202 South Beech Street
  • Thursday, April 12 at OneGroup, 706 North Clinton Street
  • Tuesday, April 17 at St. Lucy’s Gym, 425 Gifford Street
    Hosted by The Spanish Action League
  • Monday, April 23 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3127 James Street
  • Wednesday, April 25 at Southwest Community Center, 401 South Avenue
  • Monday, April 30 at CNY Philanthropy Center Ballroom, 431 E. Fayette Street
    Hosted by AccessCNY

The city is also conducting meetings with community organizations, neighborhood groups, representatives of law enforcement and elected officials. Deputy Mayor Sharon Owens is spearheading the search.