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TOL PR 2016-02-11 Leesburg Listens launch Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Leesburg Asks for Public Input on Recruiting the Town’s Next Chief of Police Members of the public can submit feedback through February 21, 2016, using “Leesburg Listens,” the Town’s new online forum. Leesburg, VA (February 11, 2016) – The Town of Leesburg wants input from the public on their needs and expectations from the Police Department and what leadership qualities they want to see in the Town’s next Chief of Police. The Town has posted a four-question survey about the recruitment of the Police Chief on the new “Leesburg Listens” online forum on www.leesburgva.gov/leesburglistens. The survey will be open through Sunday, February 21, 2016. In addition to the online survey, there will be two public input meetings open to the general public on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, in Ida Lee Park Recreation Center’s lower level meeting rooms (60 Ida Lee Drive NW), at 12:00 noon and 7:00pm. The afternoon session will be focused on gathering feedback from the business community and the evening input session will be focused on gathering feedback from the community at large. All are welcome to attend either session. The Town of Leesburg has engaged the executive search services of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to recruit the Town’s next Chief of Police. Representatives from IACP will conduct the two public input meetings. IACP will use the information gathered from the online survey and the public meetings to develop a position profile for the recruitment process. # # #