City of Stockbridge Provides Update on the Police Chief Selection Process
City of Stockbridge Police Chief to be Announced in October
The City of Stockbridge has received forty applications for the position of Police Chief. The City and Mayor Mark Alarcon want to have a police chief appointed and confirmed by the Stockbridge City Council in the month of October.
The City will use the following selection process to determine the next Police Chief for the City of Stockbridge:
A. The City Manager, David Milliron, will evaluate all forty applicants and will select ten finalists based on their administrative and professional qualifications.
B. The ten finalists will be given the MORMAC Management Assessment Exercise. This assessment exercise, developed by Morris & McDaniel, Inc., a management consulting firm based in Alexandria Virginia, “measures an individuals ability in 6 vital management/supervisory skills and abilities,” based on the description off their website. The assessment involves a 3.5 hour “in basket” job simulation exercise. The City Manager will reduce the field to five applicants, who will then be subjected to a background investigation.
C. The City Manager will create an Assessment Board and name its members. The Board will be comprised of individuals in the police profession. Each applicant will go through a structured interview process that will also include a written essay. The Mayor and City Manager will be present during the interviews but not participate.
D. At the conclusion of the Assessment Board process, the City Manager will make a recommendation to the Mayor of the most qualified applicant.
The Mayor announcing the appointment of a new City of Stockbridge Police Chief will be the last step in the process. The appointment will require confirmation by the Stockbridge City Council.