Public meeting Monday about applying for Community Police Commission
The Selection Panel for the Community Police Commission appointed by Mayor Frank G. Jackson will hold its second public meeting, Monday, August 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the offices of Hispanic Alliance, 3110 w. 25th St. Cleveland, OH 44109. The public meeting will consist of a brief presentation on the responsibilities of the Cleveland Community Police Commission and the application process. Members of the panel will respond to questions and comments from meeting participants regarding applicant eligibility, and the skills and areas of expertise the community would like to see represented on the Commission.
Application materials for the Cleveland Community Police Commission were released online on July 21, 2015 and are available on the Selection Panel website, https://www.clecpc.org. The Selection Panel website also contains background information about the Commission’s roles and responsibilities and a list of frequently asked questions pertaining to the application process. Links to the application are also available via the websites of the City of Cleveland and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio. The Selection Panel has made paper copies of the application available for pickup at Cleveland City Hall and all branches of the Cleveland Public Library. The Selection Panel is also working with community groups and faith-based organizations to facilitate the distribution of applications. Completed applications for the Commission must be submitted to the Selection Panel by August 6. Applications can be submitted online via https://www.clecpc.org, by email, U.S. postal mail, or in person to a secure drop-off box that is available at City Hall for the delivery of paper copies.
In addition to the 10 members recommended by the Selection Panel, the Commission will also include a member appointed by each of the three local police associations: the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Shield.
The appointed Community Police Commission will work to bring forward recommendations to the Mayor and Cleveland Division of Police on policies and practices that can help strengthen relations between the Cleveland police and the communities they serve. The commission will also issue progress updates to the community.