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Posted on: July 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Public Survey Opens as Part of SMPD Chief Search

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The City of San Marcos is hiring a new chief of police and City leadership is asking for the community’s help in determining the priorities for the position and the department through completion of a brief online survey.

“This is great opportunity for our residents to contribute to the vision for the future of the San Marcos Police Department and to tell us what traits they’d like to see in our next Chief,” said Director of Public Safety Chase Stapp.

The short, anonymous survey is available in English and Spanish and contains a variety of questions about department priorities, community engagement, safety, and desired qualities and skills of the next Chief of Police. The deadline for filling out the survey is Friday, July 31.

To participate in the survey, use the following links:

The City expects to hire a new chief by the year’s end and has worked with recruitment agency Ralph Andersen & Associates to help with the search. The job posting may be found here and closes to applicants on Monday, July 27. The posting has been available since mid-June.

For more information, contact Ralph Anderson & Associates, 916.630.4900. For media inquiries, contact



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