City of San Diego wants public's help to find new San Diego Police Chief

Posted at 6:36 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 21:36:18-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The City of San Diego is asking for the public’s help to find a replacement for outgoing Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman.

Zimmerman will retire in March 2018. The new chief should be selected by January 2018.

“Under Chief Zimmerman San Diego has become a leader in community policing and remained one of the safest big cities in America. Our next police chief must build on her commitment to excellence and continue to forge strong bonds with our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “The police chief serves all of San Diego so we want everyone to have a chance to participate in the selection process. I am encouraging San Diegans to attend these community forums so the public’s voice is heard.

The City will host four community meetings this fall and unveil an online survey to accept comments.

Locations include:

Standley Recreation Center

3585 Governor Drive

San Diego, CA 92122

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

6 p.m.


Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

404 Euclid Ave.

San Diego, CA 92114

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

1 p.m.


Mira Mesa Senior Center

8460 Mira Mesa Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92126

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

6 p.m.


St. Paul’s Cathedral

2728 Sixth Avenue

San Diego, CA 92103

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

6 p.m.