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Mayor’s Office Seeking Input From Public On Next Leader Of Philadelphia Police Department

September 13, 2019


REPORTING LIVE OUTSIDE CITY HALL, MATT PETRILLO FOR CBS-3 “EYEWITNESS NEWS”. MAYOR’S OFFICE IS SEEKING INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC ON THE NEXT LEADER OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THERE IS A NEW ON LINE SURVEY ASKING RESIDENT WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE IN THE NEXT COMMISSIONER. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER JOE HOLDEN IS IN CENTER CITY WITH THE VERY LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CITIES SEARCH FOR A NEW COMMISSIONER, JOE, GOOD EVENING. REPORTER: WE KNOW AGOING COMMISSIONER CHRISTINE COULTER WANTS THE JOB PERMANENTLY. OUT JUST YESTERDAY FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE TWO SIMPLE QUESTIONS, ABOUT THE SEARCH FOR A POLICE COMMISSIONER. FROM GOVERNMENT WATCH DOGS. THIS IS A TEST OF THE MAYOR’S JUDGMENT. REPORTER: PUBLIC RELATIONS EXPERTS. I THINK IT IS A GOOD DAY. REPORTER: MANY ARE OPTIMISTIC A PUBLIC SURVEY ON THE NEXT POLICE COMMISSIONER WILL SHE MAYOR JIM KENNEY EXACTLY WHAT PHILADELPHIANS WANT IN THE DEPARTMENT’S NEXT LEADER. MUSTAFA IS A COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE AND SAYS SURVEY IS UNUSUAL. I DON’T RECALL ANYTHING EVER HAS BEEN DONE LIKE THIS BEFORE, WE ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC’S TO PARTICIPATE AND WHAT IS USUALLY MAYOR’S MESS IMPORTANT PRIORITY IN NAMING POLICE COMMISSIONER. REPORTER: RICHARD ROSS EXITED TOP POST LAST MONTH MAYOR’S OFFICE A INTEREST 30ED CHRISTINE COULTER TO LEAD THE DEPARTMENT WHILE SEARCH IS UNDERWAY. THE SURVEY ASKS FOR A RANKING OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES, AND THEN, ASKED FOR A RANKING OF THE 18 QUALITIES CANDIDATES SHOULD HAVE AMONG THEM APPROACHABLE, INNOVATIVE, DELEGATION SKILLS, INTER PERSONAL SAVVY, ORGANIZATIONAL AGILITY, PATIENTS. MANAGING DIRECTOR BRIAN ABERNATHY STRESSED THE PUBLIC WILL BE PART OF THE MAYOR KENNEY’S SELECTION PROCESS. MEMBERS OF HIS OFFICE COLLABORATED ON CREATING THE SURVEY. WHO IS MASTER BEHIND IT? THERE IS A FEW AUTHORS BEHIND IT. REPORTER: INTERNALLY COMPLETED. INTERNALLY COMPLETED AND WILL BE ANALYZED INTERNALLY AS WELL. REPORTER: WE ARE TOLD THAT FOLKS HAVE UNTIL AT LEAST THE NEXT MONTH TO TAKE THAT SURVEY. WE REACHED OUT TO THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE FOR COMMENT ON THIS SURVEY. THEY TELL US THEY STILL BACK AN INTERNAL CANDIDATE TO BE APPOINTED PERMANENTLY AS COMMISSIONER OF PHILADELPHIA POLICE AND THEY ARE BACKING CHRISTINE COULTER. THAT IS VERY LATEST LIVE OUTSIDE MUNICIPAL SERVICES

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