Public can aid police chief hunt

Olympia City Manager Steve Hall will hold an open house to get advice from the public about Olympia's next police chief at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 in the Olympia City Council Chambers at 900 Plum St. S.E.

Chief Gary Michel has announced his retirement effective Sept. 30. The city manager will hire a new police chief.

Participants in the open house will be asked to describe Olympia’s ideal police chief; identify characteristics, skills and experiences that are important for the next chief; and list opportunities and challenges that the next police chief will face.