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Should a fire officer’s former legal conflicts affect their position appointment?

The nomination of a new chief for the City of Baltimore has raised concerns – plus many questions – from some members of the public and the fire service. Take our latest poll and read Linda Willing’s recent column on the topic of past criminality and its relevance when looking at filling the top spot on a department.

Yes, past behavior should be considered for leadership roles.

31 %

It depends on the severity of the past behavior.

52 %

No, past behavior should have no bearing on future promotions.

4 %

I’m not sure/I need more information.

13 %