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The Citizens’ Network of Protection (CNP) and OPAL jointly submitted a letter to the City Manager, Mr. Wally Bobkiewicz, requesting citywide participation of residents in the selection process of the next Chief of Police. The City Manager’s response: the City is planning on having one community meeting on September 5 at 7:00 PM to get community input and one meeting after the finalists have been selected for residents to do a Q&A with the candidates. CNP also submitted this request to the Evanston Human Services Committee with evidenice of how it work in other community. No reply from the Human Services Committee.

CNP is hosting a meeting this Thursday, August 23 in the first floor library at Family Focus Center (2010 Dewey Avenue), where citizens can come and express their opinions about what characteristics, qualifications, and policing style the next Chief of Police should possess.