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Give the people what they want! This is the message Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther is standing by when it comes to selecting the next Cheif Police Officer.

Mayor Ginther Press Release

Source: Nigel Conely Jackson / Nigel Conely Jackson

Yesterday was the first of six public forums with the residents of Columbus to share their input on the hiring of the next new police chief. People were able to express their concerns and areas of focus that should be a priority for the new chief. According to, the meeting ended with a survey that the committee will review and factor in for the hiring process.

For those whose schedule may not work with the next 5 meetings, you can still be involved but taking the same survey clicking here.

The other public forums will be:

June 4 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Westgate Recreation Center

455 South Westgate Ave.

June 18 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Reeb Avenue Community Dinner and Engagement Forum

280 Reeb Ave.

June 19 – 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Marion Franklin High School

1265 Koebel Rd.

June 25 – 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Columbus Urban League

788 Mt. Vernon Ave.

June 27 – 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Community House

1500 East 17th Ave.


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