City of Seattle Seeks Community Members to Serve on the Community Police Commission

SEATTLE (March 16, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, the City Council, and the Community Police Commission (CPC), are seeking additional members for the CPC. Initially established as a requirement of the Consent Decree, the City of Sea­ttle established the Community Police Commission to make policy recommendations during reform and to serve as a conduit between SPD, the City, and the community.

In 2017 the City made the CPC permanent and expanded the number of commissioners from 15 to 21. The Mayor’s Office, the CPC, and City Council are recruiting applicants to fill these newly created seats.

“The CPC plays a critical role of building accountability and holding the gains of reform,” said Mayor Durkan. “These additional CPC members will broaden community input and oversight. This was a unique aspect of our police reform efforts and helps ensure the vital, ongoing input of community.”

“Expanding the capacity of the CPC is another step toward full implementation of the City’s police accountability system,” said Councilmember M. Lorena González (Citywide, Pos. 9) and Chair of the Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans and Education Committee. “The CPC plays a permanent and critical role in representing community voices in our police reform efforts and will continue to be a partner in identifying and advancing key reforms.”

The CPC’s mission is to listen to, amplify, and build common ground among communities affected by policing in Seattle. It champions policing practices centered in justice and equity. The Commission strives to recruit individuals from communities that are most affected by policing, and those who have a desire to integrate police practices with your community’s values.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For consideration of appointments by all appointing entities by June 30, please submit your application by April 12, 2018 at OCPC@seattle.gov.

If you’d like to submit your application to a specific appointing entity, please submit to:

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