Mayor Sundquist Close To Naming New Jamestown Police Chief

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – The search for Jamestown’s next police chief may soon come to an end as the city’s mayor has narrowed down the search to three candidates.Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist tells WNY News Now he hopes to finalize a potential offer to one of the three by November’s City Council Voting Session; with a public announcement coming either later this week or early next.The Mayor says the final three, which out of respect for the candidates will not be publicly announced at the moment, are made up of both internal and external applicants.Sundquist says he is looking for a person who is community oriented and able to address tough questions like: What should policing look like in Jamestown? “All three are very driven individuals that really want to make the community better,” said Sundquist. “Each one has had years of experience working with a police department, but more importantly the top attribute that I am looking for in a police chief is someone that is willing to adapt and change as the needs of the community change.”The Mayor says he wants the candidate to be able to understand community policing efforts and be able to make changes within the department for the benefit of the entire city.“When I talk about community policing, I’m talking about a force that is out there, that is being with our kids in the schools, that is being able to walk the beat in neighborhoods, so that as people are sitting on their porches the police officers know who they are, they know what is going on in the community, that is the type of community policing that we need to get back to,” explained Sundquist. “We’ve focused so much on law and order, and so much on putting people in jail, that we forgot that one of the key components of a police department is knowing the community that they serve.”Additionally, the Mayor says he wants to appoint a chief that would advocate for more wraparound services like mental health outreach and domestic violence prevention.Sundquist has been working with a police chief recommendation committee on finding a good candidate for the job after Police Chief Harry Snellings retired in July.In the meantime, Jamestown Police Lieutenant Timothy Jackson is serving as interim chief. Sundquist says Jackson was among applicants, but, didn’t say if he is among the final three.He says several members of Jamestown Police have applied for the position.last_img read more

Cricket News PCB to review Pakistan’s performance in last three years after World Cup

first_imgKarachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will carry out a “robust review and analysis” of the performances of the national team and its support staff, including head coach Mickey Arthur, in the past three years after the World Cup.The PCB Board of Governors which met in Lahore on Wednesday also agreed the team’s performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to date has been below expectation.Pakistan has won just one match in its five games in the World Cup so far. The defeat to arch-rivals, India has led to a severe backlash in the country with fans, stalwarts and media backing an inquiry into the debacle.The PCB said in a statement that the Board of Governors had a discussion on the Pakistan team’s recent performance across all formats.But the members, with four matches remaining for Pakistan in the World Cup, also expressed faith, support, and confidence in the side, and hoped team will bounce back strongly and finish on a high.“It was agreed, and as previously stated, following the World Cup 2019, the PCB will carry-out a robust review and analysis of the side’s and the team support personnel’s performances in the past three years and submit their recommendations to the Chairman and the BoG for their consideration,” the statement said.If Pakistan fails to lift its performances in the ongoing World Cup, it is expected that there will be wholesale changes to the team management including the captain and head coach whose contract as it expires next month. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more