Want to help with the search for Lakewood’s next police chief? We have upcoming opportunities for you to weigh in.
Two virtual meetings are planned for people to share their ideas about what qualities a future Lakewood Police Chief should hold. Please register in advance. Once you register you will receive information about how to join the Zoom meetings.
The meetings will be led by a representative from Public Sector Search & Consulting, Inc., the firm hired to conduct the national search. They offer an opportunity for people to get involved in the process in a casual setting.
The public is also invited to take a short survey to share thoughts about the qualifications and leadership qualities wanted in a new police chief. The survey allows people to identify public safety priorities they hope to see a new chief embrace.
The survey is anonymous and the answers will be used by the firm to help identify well-qualified candidates for consideration.
Take the survey. The survey closes Oct. 21, 2022.
Earlier this year, Lakewood Police Chief Mike Zaro announced plans to retire in early 2023, ending his 30-year career in law enforcement. Zaro was named to the department’s top leadership position in 2015, and before that served as Assistant Chief. He has been with the department since its inception in 2004, and patrolled Lakewood as a member of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department before the city had its own police force.