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Dettelbach & Jackson, announcing the selection panel.
Just a reminder for all those folks considering applying for the Cleveland Community Police Commission: The second public meeting to explain what the commission is and answer residents' questions will be held Monday, Aug. 3, at 6:00 p.m., at the offices of the Hispanic Alliance
on W. 25th St.
As at the first public meeting, members of the 10-member selection panel, whom Mayor Jackson appointed earlier this month
, will be on hand to provide information and clarification. Their big message at the first meeting: Don't apply unless you've got time. The key mandate of the Community Police Commission, as outlined in the Consent Decree, is to function as a liaison between the police department and the community, offering recommendations about effective policing, and providing transparency during reform.
Applications are available online here
, and are due by Thursday, August 6.
Per the city, 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.