Apr 07, 2022
Both the Mayor’s Office and Cleveland City Council are seeking applications for the new Community Police Commission, which will have independent oversight and review of police misconduct.
To apply for one of the 10 positions the mayor’s office will nominate or one of the three council will nominate, applications are now due Monday, May 9, 2022. Go here to find out more information and apply online: Police Reform | City of Cleveland Ohio - Mayor Justin M. Bibb.
You can also download the application.
To be considered for a four-year term by either the city or council, applicants MUST be Cleveland residents and at least 18 years old.
The commission can have no more than three police-association representatives. Beyond that, applicants may NOT have served within the five years before appointment as a law-enforcement officer, have ever been an employee of the City's Division of Police or Department of Public Safety, or otherwise have been a city employee within the previous year. Compensation for the year is $8,963.
The 13-member Commission will have the authority to make decisions on discipline for police misconduct, oversee and update police recruitment and training and make policy recommendations on processes and procedures. Please read the description of the duties, included in in Section 115-5 of the City Charter, which are extensive and will require a significant time commitment.