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City Now Accepting Applications for New Police Oversight Commissioners

Published on Monday, May 9, 2022 | 5:00 am
 

A total of three seats on the Community Police Oversight Commission (CPOC) are once again open. 

Community-based organizations can once again nominate individuals to serve as commissioners.

Seats currently held by Alexis Abernethy, Juliana Serrano, and Florence Annan expire on June 30. The trio represent the Altadena/Pasadena chapter of The Links, All Saints Church and the NAACP, respectively.

The CPOC, established in October 2020, was created by the city to enhance, develop and strengthen community-police relations and review and make recommendations regarding the ongoing operations of the Pasadena Police Department. 

The CPOC, which held its first meeting in October 2021, is composed of 11 members. Eight were nominated by the City Council while three were nominated from community-based organizations.

According to the city, those interested in serving in the CPOC as a community-based organization commissioner should submit an application through this link:

https://www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/CPOC-Community-Seat-Application.pdf?v=1651810520923

Deadline for submission is at 5:30 p.m. on May 23.

Applicants interested must also secure an endorsement of a community-based organization. The applications submitted will be forwarded to the City Council for consideration after the deadline.

New commissioners will be required to participate in a ride-along with the Pasadena Police Department, and receive 30 hours of training in relevant subject matter areas no later than 90 days after their appointment.

Further information about the qualifications, training requirements and duties of commissioners can be found here: https://library.municode.com/ca/pasadena/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT2ORAD_ARTIIIADBOCOCOCRCO_CH2.60COPOOVCO

To submit your application, or for questions or additional information, please contact the City Attorney’s Office, Oversight Commission Support Division at (626) 744-7888 or via email at CPOC@cityofpasadena.net

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