Police Services & Leadership Community Feedback

City Manager Seeks Community Feedback about Police Services and Leadership
Posted on 03/14/2018


Burien, WA, March 14, 2018—The City of Burien is hosting a series of public meetings as well as online opportunities to gather community feedback on police services in Burien. By the end of April, City Manager Brian Wilson will be selecting a new police chief for the Burien police department.

“With this important change in leadership, it’s an opportunity for us to reflect on how police services can best serve the Burien community. Community input regarding the prospective candidates and what our citizens would like to see in their Police Department are essential,” says City Manager Wilson. “Community voices must be heard and represented during this process. It is important to provide the opportunity for a candidate to be successful as the new Burien Police Chief and to help build community bridges early in the Chief’s tenure.”

The City is hosting a number of public meetings as well as an online survey to gather feedback. Community input will be used to inform the police chief selection.

Materials will be translated and interpretation and child care will be available at public events. Learn more at: burienwa.gov/communityconversationpolice.

About the Police Chief Selection Process

Former Chief Scott Kimerer retired on September 1, 2017. The King County Sheriff appointed interim police chiefs to serve during the police chief selection process (Mark Konoske followed by Marcus Williams). City Manager Wilson is responsible for selecting a new police chief from a set of five candidates selected by King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht. He will make his final selection in April.

A Meet the Candidates event is scheduled for April 12, 2018, 6-8 p.m. at the Burien Community Center.

About the City of Burien

The City of Burien is a vibrant and creative community, where the residents embrace diversity, celebrate arts and culture, promote vitality, and treasure the environment.