Burlington City Council approves hiring search firm for police chief job

firm to look for new police chief of Burlington
Published: Dec. 21, 2021 at 8:46 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2021 at 9:09 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington city councilors have voted to start a new search for the city’s police chief.

Progressive councilors put forward a resolution during Monday night’s City Council meeting, which didn’t pass until after midnight.

Back in November, Mayor Miro Weinberger asked the council to increase the chief’s pay, give the chief disciplinary power and hire a search firm.

He said if the council didn’t, he would go ahead and move forward with the two qualified candidates who did apply for the job. One of those candidates is current acting Chief Jon Murad. The second candidate has not been revealed publicly.

The resolution passed early Tuesday morning doesn’t satisfy all the Mayor’s guidelines, it only hires the search firm.

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