City of Cleveland and United States Attorney’s Office Seek Applicants to fill Vacancy on Community Police Commission

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

CLEVELAND – The City of Cleveland and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio are seeking qualified applicants to fill one vacancy on the Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC).  Download the application here or visit the Cleveland Division of Police Settlement Agreement page. 

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 8, 2017.  For more information about the CPC’s work, go to:  http://www.clecpc.org/

About the City of Cleveland 

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life of its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at www.city.cleveland.oh.us, Twitter at @cityofcleveland or Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland.    

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