1/13/22 - GRPD Has Three Finalist For Police Chief Post

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Grand Rapids has 3 candidates for their next police chief and none are from within the current department.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids City Manager Mark Washington announced the three candidates in the running to be the next Grand Rapids police chief.

The candidates include: retired Milwaukee Police Inspector Jutiki Jackson, Chicago Police Commander Eric Winstrom and Battle Creek Chief of Police Jim Blocker. 

The nationwide search started last fall and the city considered applications from over 30 law enforcement professionals.

A community forum will be held Wednesday, January 19, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. ,in the City Commission Chambers, on the 9th floor of City Hall.  Residents will be able to meet the candidates and ask questions.



The event will also be aired on Comcast Channel 26 and streamed live on the city’s website.



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