All 15 members of the City Police Chief Appointment Advisory Committee have been chosen. The Mayor and Tucson City Council created the committee last month as part of the process to replace Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor, who plans to retire in December. The Council each made two appointments to the committee and the City Manager selected one member.
The panel members represent diverse interests and affiliations from across Tucson, including community organizers, local attorneys, retired Tucson Police Department personnel, and others. The committee is responsible for providing recommendations to the City Manager relating to the drafting of the job announcement for the Police Chief recruitment, interviewing the final candidates, and making recommendations to the City Manager and Mayor and Council.
Mayor and Council will need to approve the candidate selected by the City Manager. A final selection is expected to be made in November.