The City of Cleveland and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio are seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC).
The CPC is a 13-person body created as part of the agreement between the City and the Justice Department to foster police and community communication and understanding and to provide input on reform. It is made up of 10 civilian representatives and one representative from each of the three police unions: the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Shield.
The appointed members include representatives of faith-based organizations, civil rights advocates, business/philanthropic groups, organizations representing communities of color, advocacy organizations, youth or student organizations, academia and individuals with expertise in the challenges facing people with mental illness or the homeless.
Commission members are picked by an independent Selection Panel appointed by Mayor Frank G. Jackson, in consultation with the U.S. Attorney. The Selection Panel will recommend new CPC members, who will be appointed by the Mayor. The members serve in a volunteer capacity. Applicants to the CPC must live or work in the City of Cleveland.
Applications are due by noon September 6, 2016. For more information about how to apply to become a member of the Cleveland Community Police Commission, go to: http://cpcapplication.org/.
For more information about the CPC’s work, go to: http://www.clecpc.org/