21st century policing Grand Rapids hires search firm to find next police chief By Bryce Huffman • Jan 9, 2019 Lindsey Smith / Michigan Radio The City Commission unanimously voted to hire Public Sector Search and Consulting at a meeting Tuesday. PSSC has done work in big cities like Seattle, Dallas, and San Francisco, but also has worked in smaller cities like Albany and Syracuse. Could more cultural awareness help the Grand Rapids Police Department? By Bryce Huffman • Sep 12, 2018 Bryce Huffman / Michigan Radio Could more cultural awareness help the Grand Rapids Police Department? The Grand Rapids Police Policy and Procedure Review Task Force thinks so. The task force, which was designed to help repair the department’s relationship with the community, offered 38 recommendations to The Grand Rapids City Commission Tuesday morning.