Police Chief Advisory Committee Announced, Begins Nationwide Search

Friday, January 4, 2019

STAMFORD, Conn. — An advisory committee tasked with conducting a nationwide search for Stamford’s next Police Chief was announced by Mayor David Martin today. The committee – made-up of well-respected community leaders and administration members – will work together to recommend the best candidate to the Mayor.

“Stamford’s Police Chief has a great impact on the City, so it is vital for the best candidate to work well with our diverse community and lead our police department forward,” Mayor Martin said. “These committee members bring diverse viewpoints and years of personal experience that are essential to ensure the best candidate is chosen. I trust each of them will provide their candid perspective as they advise me throughout the selection process of Stamford’s next Police Chief.”

Members of the advisory committee include:

  •          Timothy Abbazia, resident, Chair of the Police Commission and former Chair of the Board of Finance
  •          Jack Bryant, resident, community leader and President of the Stamford NAACP
  •          Ted Jankowski, Director of Public Safety for the City of Stamford with more than 30 years of Public Safety experience
  •          Catalina Horak, community leader and Executive Director of Building One Community
  •          Constance Hubbard, resident, Human Resource Professional and Stamford Fire Commissioner
  •          Michael Handler, Director of Administration for the City of Stamford, with 25 years of public safety experience
  •          Randall Skigen, resident, community leader, attorney and former President of the Board of Representatives

The committee begins its process by reviewing executive search firms that will assist in the process. Once a firm is selected, the committee will work in coordination with the firm until the best candidate is chosen.