Frisco community gives input for police chief search

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Engaged, approachable, relational, forward-thinking, open-minded and a role model. These are a few of the qualities those who live in and around Frisco said they wanted to see in the next police chief.

The city hosted an open house July 23 about the police chief search and invited the community to give feedback on the desired attributes of the next chief.

Participants included Frisco residents and representatives from local organizations.

Maintaining strong ties with Frisco’s diverse population was a major topic discussed at the open house. Representatives from local organizations and religious groups—such as the area chapters of the NAACP and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance as well as Frisco’s Hindu temple—spoke out at the event.

Faith Farnoosh Nouri, the community outreach director for the MTO Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism in Frisco, said the Frisco Police Department has been attentive to the needs of the population and wants to see that trend continue with the next chief.

She said she hopes the next chief will “continue the superb job they’ve done in building safety, building bridges, building relationships in the community.”

Applications for the next police chief will close Aug. 5, said Todd Renshaw, one of the city’s former police chiefs whose firm is helping conduct the search.

The city is looking for a new chief after John Bruce accepted the police chief position in Richland, Washington. He submitted his formal resignation May 28.

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Lindsey Juarez Monsivais
Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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