City of Cleveland and US Attorney’s Office Seek Community Police Commission Applicants

The City of Cleveland and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio are seeking qualified applicants to fill the remaining terms of appointment for two vacancies on the Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC).  The appointment period for the selected individuals would be through September 2019.

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 current two vacancies are for civilian representative positions.

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 selected by an independent Selection Panel appointed by Mayor Frank G. Jackson, in consultation with the U.S. Attorney and with participation by Cleveland City Council.  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 due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2018. For more information about the CPC and how to apply to become a member click on the CPC Application.

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