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Saint Paul City Council names Chief of Police Examining Committee

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Today, the Saint Paul City Council announces appointments to its Chief of Police Examining Committee (the Committee). The Committee will be co-chaired by Sasha Cotton and Kathy Lantry. Today’s published slate of committee members brings a broad range of experiences, professions, backgrounds, and perspectives to the search for the next Saint Paul Police Chief. 

“We are delighted to announce such a great group of community stakeholders who will help advance the important work of selecting our next Police Chief,” said Council President Amy Brendmoen. “Our Co-chairs Sasha Cotton and Kathy Lantry are ready to push up their sleeves and get to work with this wonderful crew of invested stakeholders.” 

The Saint Paul Chief of Police Examining Committee is a limited-term committee. It will be responsible for reviewing applications for the Chief of Police position, conducting interviews, leading community engagement, and ultimately recommending five candidates to Mayor Carter. The Mayor will then be responsible for appointing a Chief of Police for a 6-year term starting in June 2022. 

The Council anticipates the Committee will begin meeting once per week starting in late May or early June 2022 until the time that they have completed their work. The work of the Committee will begin once the City’s Human Resources department has posted the Chief of Police job posting for the required 30 days. 

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