Shape Bridgeport's Search for the Next Chief of Police

October 5, 2022

The City of Bridgeport is making progress in its search for the next Chief of Police. As the process moves forward, I encourage you to make your voice heard.

There will be several opportunities for residents and community stakeholders to learn more about the city's top 3 candidates and ask them questions.

There will be two public forums for residents to ask the candidates questions directly. Attendees will be able to attend the forums in person or stream them via Facebook Live.

The mayor will also call a special meeting of the City Council to interview the three candidates in the City Council Chamber. While the public may attend the special meeting, only council members will be permitted to ask questions. 

There will also be a meeting to give city leaders and the Bridgeport Legislative Delegation an opportunity to interview the candidates. 

The mayor will interview the top 3 candidates and will announce his decision by mid-November.

In addition to the community forums and meetings, elected officials and the public may provide feedback on the candidates by emailing Feedback can also be submitted in writing to the following address:

Office of the Mayor
999 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Comments will be accepted until October 28, 2022.

More information about the city's search for its next police chief is available here. Below you will find the city's selection timeline.

Police Chief Selection Timeline
October 11: Community Forum at Central High School & Facebook Live, 6 p.m.
October 13: City Council Forum at City Council Chambers, 6 p.m.
October 18: Community Forum at Harding High School & Facebook Live, 6 p.m.
October 20: Meeting with City Department Heads and Bridgeport Legislative Delegation at the City Hall Annex, Time TBD
Late October/Early November: Mayor interviews the top 3 candidates
Mid-November: Mayor will announce his selection for Chief of Police