Weigh In on the Search for SDPD Chief at a Community Forum Near You!


Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
404 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at 1pm

Contact: Gracie Uriarte,guriarte@aclusandiego.org(619) 874-1934

Mira Mesa Senior Center
8460 Mira Mesa Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92126
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at 6pmContact: Cassie Purdy,cpurdy@aclusandiego.org(619) 559-7313
San Diego LGBT Community Center
3909 Centre Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2017 at 6pmContact: Amanda Le, ale@aclusandiego.org(619) 573-2660

*American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available.

Mid-City Gym
4302 Landis Street
San Diego, CA 92105
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at 6pmContact: Gracie Uriarte,guriarte@aclusandiego.org(619) 874-1934

*East African language interpretation will be available.

Standley Recreation Center
3585 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at 6pmContact: Cassie Purdy,cpurdy@aclusandiego.org(619) 559-7313
Col. Irving Salomon San Ysidro Community Activity Center
179 Diza Road
San Diego, CA 92173
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at 6pmContact: Gerrlyn Gacao,ggacao@aclusandiego.org(619) 208-9708

*Spanish/English interpretation will be available at all workshops. The availability of other interpretation services is noted above. ASL will be provided upon request by contacting humanresources@sandiego.gov or 619-236-6313.

These forums are your opportunity to express community concerns and set priorities for the next Chief of Police. The City of San Diego set aside $100,000 to conduct a nationwide search, but Mayor Faulconer plans to have a secret search process to hire the next Chief of Police. The secret panel falls far short of the transparent process community members like you asked for earlier this year.

Remind the Mayor that #TransparencyMatters. Tell him that secret panels do not built trust. Demand that he replace his secret panel with a public search committee comprised of: 2 youth, 1 community stakeholders appointed by each councilmember, and 1 representatives from each of following, the Gang Commission, the Citizens Advisory Board on Police/Community Relations, Community Review Board on Police Practices and Human Relations Commission. Other cities, such as Seattle, have undergone a similar process and San Diego can too.

San Diego’s next Chief of Police will determine SDPD’s relationship with every community. You have a vital role and responsibility to publicly express your values and concerns in this regard. If we can help with additional information and talking points, please indicate this in your email.

Thank you, as always, for your commitment and efforts to make San Diego safer and more just for every San Diegan.