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US Attorney Office and the City Of Cleveland looking for applicants to fill the Community Police Commission spots

Angela Kervorkian-Wattle

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CLEVELAND, OH — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio and The City of Cleveland are looking for qualified candidates to fill the rest of the terms for vacancies on the Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC).

The commission is today declaring one additional opening, making a total of three available seats. Applications received may also be examined for other available CPC vacancies that may happen in 2021. The appointment period to fill the three current vacancies is through Sept. 2023. Starting June 7, 2021, candidates may complete an application by obtaining paper copies at City Hall entrances and Cleveland Public Library or online at the City of Cleveland website. The application deadline will be on July 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

The CPC is a 13-person body created as part of the Consent Decree between the Justice Department and the City in 2015. The objective is to further improved police and community relationships and give community input on the agreed reforms. The CPC is made up of 10 civilian representatives and one representative from each of the three police union organizations: the Black Shield, the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association and the Fraternal Order of Police. The two current job openings are for civilian representative positions.

The 10 appointed civilian members have representatives from academia, advocacy organizations, business/philanthropic groups, civil rights advocates, faith-based organizations, organizations representing communities of color, youth or student organizations and individuals with expertise in the challenges encountering the homeless or people with mental illness.

Commission members are selected by an independent selection panel delegated by Mayor Frank G. Jackson following the consent decree. The panel reviews all applications and suggests new CPC members. Members are then appointed to the commission by the mayor to fill out the appointment term. CPC members serve in a volunteer capacity and are not compensated. Applicants must work or live in the City of Cleveland.

For information on the CPC’s work during the Consent Decree period, visit http://www.clecpc.org/.

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