February 22, 2024
San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit. Picture by Chris Jennewein

San Diego Tuesday started the method to recruit and rent a brand new Chief of Police for the San Diego Police Division, together with an outreach effort to present San Diegans a voice within the hiring course of in addition to a nationwide seek for a various pool of candidates.

San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit, who was promoted to the highest place in 2018, formally introduced his retirement on Monday and can full his service in June 2024.

“I’m grateful to Chief Nisleit for his a long time of devoted service and his regular management of the division over the previous 5 years,” stated Mayor Todd Gloria. “As we launch the seek for his successor, we’ll look to group stakeholders to assist us choose somebody with nice integrity and a ardour for public service who’s equally dedicated to making sure San Diego stays considered one of America’s most secure large cities.”

Nisleit joined SDPD in 1988, following within the footsteps of his father, who additionally had a protracted profession as a police officer with the division.

“It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve town of San Diego throughout my 36 years with the San Diego Police Division,” stated Nisleit. “Over the following seven months, I’m dedicated to persevering with the good progress we’ve made towards preserving San Diego one of many most secure large cities, and sit up for transitioning the division into the arms of the top-tier candidate who is chosen to function the following police chief.”

In keeping with town, Bob Murray & Associates has been awarded the contract to deal with the recruitment course of for a brand new police chief, with the purpose of getting the brand new chief employed and on board in time for Nisleit’s departure.

Neighborhood boards shall be held in every of San Diego’s 9 Metropolis Council districts starting in January to obtain suggestions on the recruitment course of.

“All San Diegans and group teams are invited to supply enter on the best qualities and traits the brand new chief ought to embody,” a metropolis assertion reads.

Language interpretation and translation providers shall be supplied in the course of the group boards and an internet survey shall be created to extend entry for individuals who can not attend.

In keeping with town, candidates will endure a collection of interviews together with one carried out by a panel of group leaders nominated by councilmembers and the mayor.

The method to rent a brand new Chief of Police requires the mayor to nominate a candidate to be confirmed by the Metropolis Council.

–Metropolis Information Service